War-ravaged Kuwait has enough medical supplies for its hospitals, but it suffers from a "terrible shortage" of nurses and medical technicians, according to a visiting Maryland health official.
State Health Secretary Nelson J. Sabatini yesterday described the conditions observed by a team of 38 Maryland physicians and health-care workers who traveled to Kuwait to provide medical assistance.
Sabatini and Dr. James A. D'Orta, who chairs the Maryland International Health Task Force Inc., spoke by phone from Kuwait yesterday with reporters in Baltimore. Task force members left for Kuwait Sunday on a weeklong mission to perform medical procedures and advise Kuwait on ways to rebuild its medical system.