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Tuesday , February 18 2020

PAM’s center for health protects workers from any ‘risks’ at work

MoH asks CSC to increase incentives for Kuwaiti medical staff

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 25: Director of the National Center for Health and Safety at Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Nayef Al-Tami says the objective of the center, which was established in 2016 after it became an independent department, is to protect workers from various types of risks at work and its conditions by addressing personal and technical factors that can lead to these risks, reports Al-Anba daily.

In an interview with the daily, Al-Tami stressed that the role of the national center includes providing protection for the workers from potential accidents that may cause injuries and death, as well as from damage and destruction of facility’s property.

This is implemented through a set of conditions that must be adhered to, and to maintain the safety of the workers by ensuring safe and secure work environment. He revealed that occupational safety violations registered since the beginning of 2019 until mid- December have reached 2,641 in all governorates.

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It is worth mentioning that the National Center for Health and Safety at PAM was established in 2016 after its subordination was transferred from the Labor Inspection Department to become an independent department that follows the planning and administrative development sector. Meanwhile, Ministry of Health recently sent a letter to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to approve the rise in allowances and bonuses for Kuwaiti doctors, medical staff and technicians, reports Aljarida daily.

According to informed sources, this move is aimed at encouraging the Kuwaiti doctors, medical staff and technicians to work. “However, CSC has yet to send its response,” the sources said. They clarified that CSC is still considering the issue of increment and that the reply in the positive or negative is expected within weeks.

Meanwhile, the sources affirmed that coordination is still underway between the ministry and CSC to approve the new organizational structure of the ministry with the aim of developing and improving the health services.

In the meantime, the official spokesperson of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and Director of Public Relations and Media Department Aseel Al- Mazeed declared that PAM has started applying tests for five majors on candidates applying for position of “teachers of special needs”, reports Al-Rai daily.

She revealed that 220 candidates have so far sat for these tests, and the application of the tests for the five other majors will be held in the beginning of January 2020.

Al-Mazeed affirmed the keenness of PAM to evaluate the results of the tests, adding that work is ongoing to ensure that tests are held at the beginning of every school year by receiving the list of candidates from the concerned authorities.

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