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KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries reportedly spent KD 18.3 million on the treatment of expatriate workers in oil sector and their families at Ahmadi Hospital for fiscal year 2017/2018, and the cost of treating expatriates in the sector within the last five years reached KD 95 million, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily quoting sources said the number of patients patronizing Ahmadi Hospital has been declining each year due to the transfer of an appreciable number of expatriate workers under contract category and implementation of the Kuwaitization policy.
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) leads implementation of the policy after replacing most of its expatriate workers, and recent statistics approved by KPC revealed that patients that patronize Ahmadi Hospital declined from 110,600 for fiscal year 2013/2014 to 79,700 for fiscal year 2017/2018.
It indicated 3,000 expatriate workers are working in various professional and administrative sections covering medical specialties at Ahmadi Hospital, engineering, legal, financial and administrative specialties, in addition to vocational and service specialties.