Rain ex­pected till end of month

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Essa Ra­madan pre­dicted Kuwait will wit­ness mod­er­ate to strong rain from next week till the end of the month. Ra­madan added that fol­low­ing a pe­riod of dry weather since Oc­to­ber, the Wasm rain­fall would ex­ceed 30 mm and would help an­nual desert plants bloom. Ra­madan fore­cast west­ern, east­ern and cen­tral Saudi ar­eas, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Iraq will re­ceive rain from Nov 23 un­til Nov 28 or 29, some­times ac­com­pa­nied by thun­der.

Hous­ing units

Sta­tis­tics is­sued by the Public Author­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare (PAHW) yes­ter­day said the to­tal num­ber of hous­ing units dis­trib­uted since the be­gin­ning of the govern­ment-pro­vided hous­ing scheme is 128,639, in­clud­ing 60,608 houses, 66,563 res­i­den­tial land plots and 1,468 apart­ments. Sta­tis­tics also showed that the to­tal num­ber of units dis­trib­uted in the Mut­laa res­i­den­tial project so far is 11,338.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion

Kuwait Nurs­ing As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Sami Obaid Al-Mu­tairi urged Health Min­is­ter Dr Ali Al-Obaidi to re­fer the head of the nurs­ing staff at the chest dis­eases hos­pi­tal to in­ves­ti­ga­tion over the grow­ing num­ber of com­plaints filed against him by nurses, ac­cus­ing him of in­jus­tice and abuse. Mu­tairi said that the head nurse was very par­tial in terms of night shifts and off days. He added he also listed cer­tain fe­male nurses on over­time lists while they were ac­tu­ally dis­patched on of­fi­cial mis­sions, while oth­ers who re­ally de­serve over­time were de­prived of it. “He only fa­vors his near­est and dear­est,” said Mu­tairi, call­ing for of­fi­cially in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter.

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