Law­mak­ers spar over ‘cor­rupt pow­ers’ claims

Hospi­tals stopped deal­ing with Kuwaiti pa­tients: MP

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

MP Riyadh Al-Adasani heav­ily crit­i­cized MP Ja­maan AlHar­bash over state­ments in which the lat­ter ar­gued that two grilling mo­tions filed against His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak AlSabah were sup­ported by ‘cor­rupt pow­ers’ out­side the Na­tional Assem­bly. Adasani, who had submitted one of the in­ter­pel­la­tions, said Har­bash’s state­ment will not be ig­nored and that he will call for a ses­sion to dis­cuss those claims. He said Har­bash must name the cor­rupt peo­ple who he claims have sup­ported the grilling mo­tions.

Pay­ment de­lays

Separately, MP Khalid AlO­taibi said some hospi­tals abroad have stopped deal­ing with Kuwaiti pa­tients due to de­lays in pay­ing earlier bills. He said that he re­ceived sev­eral calls when he was in London ask­ing him to in­ter­vene and put an end to this is­sue, prompt­ing him to visit sev­eral hospi­tals, and the claims were con­firmed. He said the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment col­lects tax from pri­vate hospi­tals based on op­er­a­tions’ cost, so they stopped deal­ing with Kuwaiti pa­tients and health of­fices. Otaibi asked the prime min­is­ter to in­struct state min­istries to pay the bills as quickly as pos­si­ble, es­pe­cially that some of­fices have debts that do not war­rant a halt on deal­ing with pa­tients be­cause of them.

Neg­li­gent com­pa­nies

The Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter’s (MEW) Un­der­sec­re­tary Mo­ham­mad Bushehri said rules and reg­u­la­tions will be im­ple­mented in all min­istry projects, ac­cord­ing to the in­struc­tions of Min­is­ter Es­sam Al-Mar­zouq. He said two warn­ings will be given to neg­li­gent com­pa­nies, and if vi­o­la­tions con­tinue, the project will be taken back from the com­pany as per the ten­der’s con­di­tions. He said he has asked for ap­ply­ing the rules on one such neg­li­gent com­pany that has the con­tract to change wooden poles with metal ones to stop the theft of ca­bles, which costs a huge amount of money.

Home busi­nesses

Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try has com­pleted the com­put­er­i­za­tion of is­su­ing com­mer­cial li­censes for home busi­nesses, to start be­ing is­sued next month, and the trans­ac­tion will be on­line only. The new li­censes will en­able hold­ers to re­ceive la­bor sup­port as per the law for work­ers in the pri­vate sec­tor, but it will not en­able them to add nonKuwaiti la­bor. The ad­dress will be ap­proved through the post of­fice box or a se­lected en­tity such as a law of­fice or au­di­tor. A fee of KD 80 was ap­proved to is­sue the home li­cense, pro­vided cer­tain con­di­tions are met, in­clud­ing that the li­cense holder is at least 21 years old, can­not deal with ma­te­rial re­lated to pub­lic health and not dis­turb neigh­bors’ among oth­ers.

In other news, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try and Act­ing Youth Min­is­ter Khalid AlRoud­han said the scrap yard was moved from Amghara to A5 lo­ca­tion in Naayem based on Cab­i­net de­ci­sion 744, adding that this is a tem­po­rary lo­ca­tion and the yard will be moved to a per­ma­nent lo­ca­tion to be de­ter­mined at a later date.

MP Riyadh Al-Adasani

MP Ja­maan Al-Har­bash Scrap yard

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