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Spiralling sick leaves burden govt costs Over million days taken in first half of 2014

 KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: Reliable sources recently warned against the repercussions of what they called ‘meteoric rise’ in unjustified sick leave.

The sources pointed out the number of sick leaves granted to state employees in various government agencies during the first half of 2014 and until the end of the month of Ramadan was 1,084,000 days that cost the state treasury more than KD 19 million.

The sources said the number of sick leaves granted during the first quarter of the year amounted to 580,000 and cost the treasure KD 10 million. Sources pointed out this number includes about 30 percent of the number of staff working in the public sector

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