Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kuwaiti Medical Experience

Today my room mate and I had to go get blood drawn, X-rays, and then fingerprints for the Kuwaiti residency visa and civil ID. It wasn't bad actually. We were picked up by our sponsor's agency (KRH) and taken to a nearby medical center (primarily for this type of government thing I think) where in 20 minutes we got our blood drawn (new needles were used, I verified) and then some chest X-rays. Then we headed over to another part of town about 5 minutes away, outside a non-descript building for a while. After which we went upstairs and waited a bit longer in a side room. Then some guys in uniforms came in and fingerprinted us, after which we went to the wash up area and proceeded to try and wash our hands with next to no soap available. Then it was back to our meeting point where some guys from work picked us up and dropped us off at our apartment. We have the rest of the day off, so I need to figure out what to do.

I'm very glad there appear to be very competent people to handle of these details for us. Not looking forward to doing it all myself for Kerri and Rowan, but hopefully someone will be on hand to let me know what needs to happen and where.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Nice to know you've gotten over the fear of needles <: }