Min­istry ig­nores rec­om­men­da­tion to can­cel med­i­cal com­pany’s li­cense

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

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.

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