Ministry ignores recommendation to cancel medical company’s license
KUWAIT: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry ignored a recommendation made by its technical committee on cancelling the license of the Kuwait Medical City Company - which is fully owned by the Social Security Authority - for not operating for three consecutive years, and decided keeping the license valid.
Earlier, Social Security Director Hamad Al-Humaidhi met Minister of Commerce Yousef Al-Ali, explaining the company’s inactivity for three years were due to reasons beyond its control. Accordingly, Ali ordered ignoring the recommendation. Notably, the Kuwait Medical City Company is responsible for building and running integrated medical cities.
An Asian carpenter was arrested in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh for impersonating as a doctor, said security sources, noting that the suspect was arrested with a briefcase including blood pressure and diabetes testing devices and a thermometer, in addition to unidentified medicines and syringes. The fake doctor confessed that he had been ‘practicing’ medicine for three years, charging one dinar per case.
Two male citizens and an Arab woman (the wife of one of the suspects) were arrested in Farwaniya for fighting and drug trafficking. Case papers indicate that the two men were arrested for fighting, and on asking the husband about the reason, he claimed that the other man had sexually harassed his wife. The other suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, denied the charge, saying he was only there to buy meth. The couple admitted to selling meth for KD 50 a bag.