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Expat teeth to pay more

This is a file photo of By winning her seat, Al Hashem became the ninth woman to be elected to Kuwait’s National Assembly since women gained the right to vote. (AFP)

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: MP Safa’a Al-Hashem posted on her Twitter account that dental services offered to expatriates are not exempted from the decision to increase fees for health services; disclosing Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi had earlier met dentists to determine the new fees. She added, “Enough of the attacks against the minister, who has succeeded so far, just to protect medicine traders. These people are sharks in the market as they do not care about the lives and comfort of citizens.”

Also, MP Faisal Al-Kandari disclosed that Al-Harbi told him about the ministry’s plan to establish a clinic on Failaka Island to serve those visiting the island. He went on say the minister issued instructions in response to his demand to carry out maintenance works in Al- Qurain Clinic (Block Four) and for Sabah Al-Ahmad Clinic to operate 24 hours a day.

Meanwhile, MPs Nasser Al-Dosari, Askar Al-Anzi, Adel Al-Damkhi, Khalid Al-Otaibi, Muhammad Hayef have proposed transferring the functions and jurisdiction of the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) to the Ministry of Interior.

The MPs asked the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee to submit its report on the proposal to pave way for its discussion in the first session of the next legislative round in order to solve the problems of Bedouns.

 

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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