KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14 : Health sources have warned the pharmacies which are operating inside the cooperative societies against violating the Pharmacy Act of 2016, reports Al-Rai daily.
The daily said the license of violating pharmacies will be withdrawn if they don’t fall in line with the law after the expiration of the deadline given to them.
According to sources the Ministry of Health had given these pharmacies one-year to adjust their situation to abide by Law No. 30 of 2016 concerning the amendments to some provisions of Law No. 28 of 1996 regarding the organization of the pharmacy profession and the distribution of medicines.
The sources explained the decision to give a new deadline which ends in May 2019 came after the nod was given by the concerned committee and the approval of the Minister of Health whereby the pharmacies are urged to fully comply with the law.
Law No. 30 of 2016 stipulates that the license to open pharmacies for Kuwaiti pharmacists and private hospitals is subject to a minimum number of 50 beds provided the license is issued in the name of a Kuwaiti pharmacist.
The law also stipulates that the pharmacist should not be employed in the public sector, and that no more than one license be given to the pharmacist or cooperative society.
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Ban on ‘retirement’ parties:An educational source said the Ministry of Finance has cancelled the honoring parties held by government institutions on the occasion of the retirement of their employees, reports Al-Rai daily.
Sources said, this is to rationalize spending and reduce the government expenses.
However, the source affirmed the Ministry of Finance said the Ministry of Education in all educational zones will not be able to hold these parties that were held annually according to a ministerial resolution that has been issued in this regard.