On Monday I had to take my kids for their residency medicals. We went to the one in Fahaheel and where do I start? I guess we went there during the time when the maids get theirs done. First of all it's so crowded you can hardly breathe. There are seperate areas for men and women. I lined up with my kids in the womens section. As I watched the nurses take blood I was again shocked to see they never change their gloves. YUCK! One after another giving blood and still the same gloves.
When it was our turn I asked the nurse to change her gloves as she had a brand new box of gloves next to her. She snatched off her gloves and was yapping in her language to the other nurse, obvisouly complaining. Do they not understand how nasty that is and that they are in contact with bodily fluids from people from third world countries who might have some disease?
At least in America we are vaccinated against common diseases but how effective are the vaccinations against uncommon ones? As we moved on to the x-ray we entered a room with 40 maids all wearing orange gowns. Is this what prison looks lik? I must say the ministry did provide clean gowns the last couple of times I've been there but do they change each time to cleans ones, who knows? I refused to have my kids undress and put on those gowns which pissed off the maid barking out directions.
Once we reached the x-ray room the women who I assume to be Kuwaiti were nice and once she saw me whip out my alcohol swabs to clean the machine she cleaned it herself. Gross! They don't swab down the machines either unless you request it. That's the problem in Kuwait, there is no department that makes sure everyone follows rules. It is the Ministry of Health but of course citizens don' have to go through those medicals so they don't care.
I really would like to work for baladiya, I wonder if they are hiring?
If anyone has to do medicals you can request them to change gloves and clean the machines.