KUWAIT CITY, April 3: The head of the inspection department at the Public Authority for Manpower, (PAM) Eng Fatima Al-Jalibi, said PAM organizes period inspections of complexes and shopping malls in various parts of the country. She added, during one such visit to one of the complexes in Al-Rai area, to ensure the extent of commitment of workers and market-goers to the application of health requirements, the PAM inspectors issued citations to more than one person for either not wearing the mask or wearing them in an improper manner. Some establishments were also penalized for not placing ‘social distancing markings’ on the floor.
Al-Jalibi said in a press statement the violators have been notified and have been warned not to repeat the offences saying during the re-inspection of these sites the violators will be held legally accountable. She pointed out that the inspectors during 45,000 visits between June 30, 2020 and February 26, 2021, 12,410 warnings and 80 citations were issued. The women’s team made 28,000 rounds, during which 4,400 warnings were issued, in addition to fining 444 violators, and issued 4 closure orders.
She explained the women’s team is specialized in inspecting women’s salons, institutes, clinics, tailor shops and other stores, stressing that if the violation is repeated, the violator is referred to the judiciary. For his part, Judicial Officer Abdullah Al-Otaibi from the Public Authority for Manpower emphasized that the inspection committee is playing its role to ensure the extent to which the markets and shops adhere to providing hand sanitizers and checking visitors and workers’ temperature.
By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff