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PAM’s center begins inventorying number of labor accommodations

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Contract of firm linked to Mahboula suspended

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The Occupational Safety Center of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has started inventorying the number of labor accommodations belonging to private companies in preparation for ensuring their safety and adherence to the conditions of security and safety in terms of space in the rooms and number of people living in each room, reports Al- Anba daily.

According to informed sources from PAM, this procedure is being carried out based on directives of PAM’s Director General Ahmed Al-Mousa and the Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Protection Sector Dr Mubarak Al-Jafour. The procedure will start from accommodations in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.

The center had previously warned more than 21 private companies in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh holding government contracts to leave the area and abide by the conditions required for labor housing.

Based on the aforementioned instructions, the center will inspect the governmental housing in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Mahboula and Farwaniya areas for the labor force working on contracts as first phase, and then extend to other parts of the country.

On the other hand, Deputy Director General for Manpower Protection Affairs Dr Mubarak Al-Jafour announced that the contract of the company whose workers live in Mahboula accommodation was suspended after the workers living there were put in quarantine.

He explained that PAM carried out several awareness campaigns for the workers since beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Educational messages were sent out in all languages to workers and letters were sent to business owners about the need to adhere to Cabinet’s decisions and Ministry of Health’s instructions to curb the spread of the epidemic.

Dr Al-Jafour reiterated that the authority’s inspection teams are working around the clock, in coordination with all government agencies deployed in all governorates, and have been touring around to ensure compliance with the Cabinet’s decisions

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