Kuwait MOH conduct emergency drills on Jaber causeway
The Medical Emergency Department of the Ministry of Health conducted a practical exercise at the Sheikh Jaber Bridge in coordination and participation with the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport and the General Directorate of Traffic at the Ministry of Interior
Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Assistant for Medical Services Dr. Fawaz Rifai said in a press statement that the aim of this exercise is to train and introduce emergency medical technicians and emergency teams on the shortest routes to the entrances and exits of the bridge and the nearest ambulance and hospital centers during the rescue operation and dealing with emergency events and training of emergency medical technicians. The process of counting the injured.
He stressed the importance of conducting this exercise in order to improve the ways of dealing with disasters and major accidents and cooperation with other parties in the country, such as civil defense and the general management of firefighters.
Al-Rifai added that the exercise recorded 10 cases and treated 8 ambulances in addition to supporting vehicles and air ambulances and sorting all cases at the site and the cases were transferred according to the type of injury to the nearest hospital.
He explained that the purpose of this exercise is to know how quickly the emergency authorities respond and to identify the obstacles that exist, which hinder the rescue operation, pointing to the use of non-traditional mechanisms such as the use of air ambulance to transport dangerous cases as soon as possible.