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MoCI monitoring prices & fighting commercial fraud

Drive at cooperatives launched

A Kuwaiti shops for fruits at a market on the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan in downtown Kuwait City on May 27. For Muslims across the world, the beginning of the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar which marks the start of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayers and fasting. (AFP)

KUWAIT CITY, May 27, (Agencies): Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan Saturday stressed that the ministry is monitoring prices of all goods and combating commercial fraud against consumers. While inspecting some cooperative societies, Al-Roudan, also Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs, said in a press statement that the ministry is keen on implementing laws and decisions as part of policies aiming to maintain market stability and protect consumers.

The ministry is also launching intensive campaigns at cooperative societies, central markets and commercial shops, and companies producing foodstuffs, meat, vegetables and fruits across the country for the same purpose, he empathized. Today’s campaign aims to monitor prices at markets and protect consumers from any exploitations, he noted. He affirmed the ministry’s determination to combat any commercial fraud legally.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health is investigating a contract worth millions of dinars signed with a private sector company to make travel arrangements for Kuwaiti citizens who are referred for overseas treatments, and to play the role of mediator between the patients and the hospitals they are sent to, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources.

They said the abovementioned contract, which was part of the points in the interpellation filed against the former minister of Health Ali Al-Obeidi, was referred to the Fatwa and Legislation Department along with the relevant documents including receipts and medical bills.

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