Work per­mits is­sued as nor­mal

Re­tired em­ploy­ees given more time

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi and A Saleh

KUWAIT: The Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Man­power will con­tinue is­su­ing work per­mits to var­i­ous com­pa­nies ac­cord­ing to stan­dard reg­u­la­tions and with­out any sus­pen­sions, of­fi­cial spokesper­son and pub­lic re­la­tions direc­tor Aseel Al-Mazyad said. She ex­plained that ac­cord­ing to min­is­te­rial de­ci­sion 747, la­bor de­part­ments will is­sue work per­mits ap­proved by the la­bor as­sess­ment sec­tion for ac­tiv­i­ties ex­e­cut­ing gov­ern­ment con­tracts and com­pa­nies fully owned by the gov­ern­ment, share­hold­ing com­pa­nies, hos­pi­tals, med­i­cal cen­ters, out­pa­tient de­part­ments, phar­ma­cies, banks, in­sur­ance com­pa­nies, ho­tels, pri­vate schools, clubs, unions, NGOs, avi­a­tion com­pa­nies, ma­rine lines agents, en­gi­neer­ing con­sul­tancy of­fices, law firms, fish­ing, agri­cul­ture, shep­herd­ing, press houses, au­to­mo­bile agents, op­ti­cians, money ex­chang­ers, univer­si­ties and in­sti­tutes ap­proved by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion (MoE).

Mazyad added that the de­ci­sion also au­tho­rizes the work per­mit com­mit­tee to is­sue per­mits for com­pa­nies listed on the KSE, rental com­pa­nies, com­pa­nies ap­proved by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and CTC, closed and hold­ing share­hold­ing com­pa­nies, in­ter­na­tional brand agents, do­mes­tic health­care com­pa­nies, com­pa­nies spe­cial­ized in fire­fight­ing, travel agents li­censed by the civil avi­a­tion de­part­ment, spas, shop­ping malls, cin­ema houses, de­part­ment stores and crafts.

Date ad­just­ment

Health Min­is­ter Dr Ali Al-Obaidi ad­justed the date on which the re­tire­ment of min­istry em­ploy­ees he re­cently re­ferred to re­tire­ment takes ef­fect to Dec 1 in­stead of Oct 31 so they could ar­range mat­ters and pre­pare to ex­e­cute the de­ci­sion. In an­other con­cern, Obaidi noted that 350 re­tirees have so far been hos­pi­tal­ized us­ing their ‘Afya’ health in­sur­ance cards. Obaidi added that 63,496 Afya cards have been dis­trib­uted so far.

Clin­i­cal labs

Das­man Di­a­betes In­sti­tute’s clin­i­cal lab man­ager Asma Al-Hubail said that the lab has com­pleted eight pa­pers on di­a­betes and that eight more are cur­rently un­der process. Hubail said the clin­i­cal labs were launched in 2007, when the tests done there were very limited, un­til the labs ex­panded their work and be­came ac­cred­ited by the Cana­dian board and fully equipped with the lat­est equip­ment and highly skilled med­i­cal and nurs­ing staffs.

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