Monday , November 20 2017

Kuwait

Bid to send patients abroad

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: Director of Overseas Treatment Department in the Ministry of Defense Brigadier General Emad Amaan said the Ministry of Health is considered a reference point in taking a decision to send patients for treatment abroad, reports Al- Anba daily In his interview with the daily recently, Amaan …

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‘ACs consume bulk of power in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2, (KUNA): Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Essam Al-Marzouq said on Monday air-conditioners consume 70 percent of the power in Kuwait. The minister, speaking at the inauguration of a workshop themed “power efficiency and cooling technology,” revealed that the ministry, this year shifted …

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‘Park your vehicles properly’ – Traffic dept gets tough

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: Acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea has issued instructions to all traffic departments in the six governorates to activate the traffic law concerning parking vehicles in ‘No Parking’ zones and vehicles which cause traffic jam, reports Al-Anba daily. A traffic source told …

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Speaker rebuts accusations tied to ‘special payments’ – ‘Common practice since 1992’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim rejected accusations hurled at MPs in relation to the Extraordinary Pension Law that has been in effect since the 1992 Assembly. In a press conference Monday, Al-Ghanim disclosed he has never verified if this pension is constitutional or not. He was …

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Kuwait warns against ‘rising’ no of refugees as conflicts continue

‘People in desperate need for urgent solutions’ GENEVA, Oct 2, (KUNA): Kuwait has warned continuous conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq will raise numbers of refugees and displaced people around the world, creating a bigger humanitarian crisis. The remarks were made by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and international …

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New medical fees expected to double state revenues: experts

Expats laments hike in medical service charges KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: Economic experts are expecting the state revenues to double after the new charges for medical services offered to expatriates are applied, reports Al-Anba daily. They said the revenues, due to the increased charges of medical services, are expected to …

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Modest turnout witnessed in some hospitals after increase in charges

New health insurance system after signing contract with HIC KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi affirmed that the new system of health insurance for expatriates will not be implemented until the contract with the Health Insurance Company (HIC) is signed. He explained that private health centers …

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Grace period granted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1 : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has granted a grace period of three months for the renewal of work permits under the contracts of investors in cooperative societies until completion of procedures on the dismissal of investors from cooperatives and to amend their situation, reports …

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Ban deployment of HSWs to Kuwait, urges Manila panel

MANILA, Oct 1: The House committee on overseas workers affairs chaired by Rep. Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, Angkla) batted for a temporary deployment ban of Filipino Household Service Workers (HSWs) to Kuwait because of cases of maltreatment and abuses of HSWs, says a press release from the Philippines House of Representatives. …

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Fake graduation degrees probed – Jail or fine mulled

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 1: The Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently looking into four files of ‘fake’ graduation certificates said to have been issued by suspicious universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. The issue was referred to the Prosecution by the Ministry of Higher Education. A knowledgeable source said the Prosecution will charge …

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