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Weight-loss pill said to have proven safe … MoH summons Fashionistas

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: The Ministry of Health is calling a number of wellknown users of social media working in the ministry – doctors, pharmacists and others for investigation following violations of articles 24, 25 and 26 of Decree Law No. 15 of 1979 of the Civil Service Commission, reports Al-Rai daily quoting health sources.

The same sources pointed out that one of the provisions of Article 24 states that (the employee must maintain the dignity of the job, and behaves in his actions and gives due respect), which is contrary to some behaviors and expressions of some of the famous doctors on social media or the so-called Fashionistas and the upright ethics of the profession, as it disturbs the confidence of the citizens medical service and those who protect it.

One of the provisions of article 25 of the decree stipulates that an employee shall not be permitted to perform work for others with a salary or remuneration or without them even in non-official working hours without the written permission of the minister.

Failure to obtain such authorization shall be considered a disciplinary offense, saying that some of these celebrities and Fashionistas have explicitly violated the text of the previous article, which necessitates summoning them and investigating them, as well as the violation of one of the provisions of Article 26 of the previous decree, which states that (the employee is forbidden to engage in business, industrial or professional, determined by the Civil Service Commission).

The sources revealed that the call will also include the scrutiny of their scientific certificates, after suspicions were raised about the background of some information in the context of their conversations, which experts believe it is not based on scientific evidence.

According to the sources, the ministry – represented by the Committee on Licenses to Declare Health Articles – is in the process of revoking the license of those Fashionistas who advertise medical product. On the other hand, Health sources said analysis of samples taken from the weight-loss pills which allegedly caused a young woman’s death last Friday in Kuwait meet safety standards and do not contain any harmful chemicals

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