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US tech magazine hails Kuwaiti physicians for groundbreaking innovations.

Kuwaiti physicians

By Sulaiman Redha

DUBAI, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- A renowned American tech periodical honored a pair of Kuwaiti physicians on Monday for their success in parlaying their tech knowhow into clinical success stories. In a lavish ceremony organized by MIT Technology Review's Arabic version, Kuwaiti surgeon Dr. Ahmad Nabil and healthcare specialist Sheikha Al-Othman were feted for their outstanding medical inventions. Nabil, who was honored for inventing an unforeseen endoscopic surgical technique, said the new method eliminates an outdated approach of the "manual cleansing of an endoscopic lens." The tubular apparatus consists of "compartments that release calculated batches of cleaning fluid along the body of the telescope down to the lens directly," the physician explained, dedicating his accomplishment to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Al-Othman's success came in the form of using the most unconventional resources to develop an effective elderly care system, describing this healthcare field as among the "most challenging." She revealed that her new approach helps bring elderly care providers closer together through grouping them into various categories, including age and the severity of their patients' conditions, which allows the physicians to remain in contact with one another. MIT Technology Review routinely acknowledges tech innovations that have helped change daily life, in fields running the gamut from healthcare and energy to climate change. (end) smr.nam

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Nov 4, 2019
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