Going to the hospital all through last week in this country made me realize how lucky we are in Kuwait. We’re beyond lucky, We’re blessed in Kuwait and we don’t even know it.

We had to go to hospitals many times during last week and every hospital, doctor or waiting room we’ve seen (and smelt) was an eye opener to us all. Not only they’re understaffed, overcrowded, inefficient, stupid and retarded, but they also suffer from a serious lack of TIME-awarness! they don’t give a damn about the time the patients spend waiting inline. I mean.. we were in a hurry to get an injection, almost a routine injection, yet we had to wait inline for 3 hours just to get this done. 3 hours for a simple injection. Had the same thing happened in Kuwait we would’ve been in and out of the hospital in 10 minutes.

The other hospital we’ve been to was something else, the doctor whom my brother waited so long to see was an english illiterate doctor. She knew nothing about english, english was an alien language to her. She couldn’t treat a goat if her life depended on it! let a lone a human being! which made my brother get up and leave, without getting the proper med care he waited hours for.

You can’t go and get treated for a flu, cold, fever, broken arm, broken neck without waiting inline for hours. and I literally means HOURS.

We’re very lucky in Kuwait. Very. I’m not saying there is no room for improvement, I’m just saying that every once in awhile we need to stop and realize how fortunate we really are.


This entry was posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 2:54 am

7 Responses to “The One With The Hospital Visits”

  1. i agree with you…we are extremely lucky in kuwait, and ive also come to realize that when i needed medical care while travelling abraod. and i also agree that there is plenty of room for improvement here too 🙂

  2. The Archer says:

    Well said Yousef. El7imdillah 3ala kil 7al!

    Salamat your brother. Mayshoof shar inshallah.

    We do tend to take these things in life for granted.

  3. BB says:

    U are absolutely right, o dont 4get mazaya el mostaw9if!
    we can go any time there to have the basic treatments
    e7na fi ni3ma ma nadri 3nha

  4. Magro9 says:

    Not only that but also if you want to take an appointment with a specialist you can have it within hours or maximum other day but in France you have to go first to a General doctor then he’ll refer you to the specialist and also the appointment will be after a month or more. 3iz ya Kuwait.

  5. pumkinah says:

    el 7mdelah 3la kl 7aaal ooo alah yeamem 3leena ya rab 🙂

  6. mohammed says:

    You are totally right we have best doctors and professional nurses, but the problem with the health system in Kuwait is we are spoiled and corrupted. I heard that from an American gentlemen who had treated in Mubarak hospital and he praised the Health care system and both of us we are not exaggerated.

  7. :::ShoSho::: says:

    Very true.. Especially emergencies.. for me, I usually wait for the morning to take a regular appointment with a doctor, otherwise the emergencies take such a long time!