‘25 pc employees in private sector bogus’

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Around 25 percent of Kuwaitis employed in the private sector are bogus yet they continue to benefit from social allowances and labor financial support, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al- Majdali.

Indicating this is a form of public fund wastage, Al-Majdali affirmed the MGRP will refer anyone suspected of receiving social allowances and financial support illegally to the concerned authorities for the necessary action. He stressed the program is working hard to stop the illegal use of public money, unveiling a plan to implement a registration system to ensure that the employee is reporting for work. He also expects mass resignations in the private sector soon.

On the possibility of arresting those receiving allowances and financial support illegally, Al-Majdali clarified that failure to update data in the registration system of MGRP might lead to the classification of the concerned employee as bogus. He said the money that is already spent cannot be taken back retroactively as long as the employee is not arrested and referred to the authorities.

On the registration of private sector workers in the Public Authority for Manpower, Al-Majdali revealed the committee in charge of the issue will meet on Thursday to lay down a mechanism for receiving employees in the next three months. He pointed out the workers’ financial support will not be increased if they don’t register at the authority, clarifying that big companies will have a specific mechanism for the registration of their employees. He said the representatives of these companies will enter the data of employees, while the evening shift is allocated for the registration of those working in other companies and these employees must do so in the authority.

PM ‘favours’ putting Jaber Hospital under the admin of global hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah supports the proposal to put Jaber Hospital under the administration of a number of global hospitals, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting MP Ahmad Al-Qadibi.

Al-Qadibi disclosed he met the prime minister earlier, during which the latter welcomed the idea of putting Jaber Hospital under the management of international hospitals to better serve the public. He added the premier has instructed Minister of Health Dr Ali Al- Obeidi to form a team to study the proposal and method of implementation, Meanwhile, sources revealed Al- Obeidi has started contacting international hospitals and universities for this purpose but a number of them have declined due to the enormous responsibility as Jaber Hospital is considered the biggest in the Middle East and the Gulf regions.

Commenting on this, Al-Qadibi said he presented a second proposal to divide the hospital into sections and each will be managed by a global hospital, while an advisory board will be established to combine all global hospitals in charge of the administration of different sections. He added the board will lay down a mechanism and policy for administration to prevent conflicts or disagreements on the management of Jaber Hospital.

Meanwhile, a recent report on the health sector performance in Kuwait from 2003-2013 released by the National Center for Health Information revealed that the mortality rate of mothers, infants and children below five years are relatively low while the lifespan of Kuwaitis and expatriates is longer, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Quality and Development Affairs at the Ministry of Health Dr Walled Al- Falah disclosed the percentage of healthcare providers increased from 1.9 doctors to 2.7 doctors per 1,000 people. He said the percentage of nurses also increased from 4 to 6.5 nurses for every 1,000 people while the share of every individual from healthcare expenses rose from $1,061 in 2003 to $1,501 in 2012.

He added results of an opinion poll conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2013 showed that 59.1 percent of Kuwaiti respondents are very satisfied with the healthcare services, compared to 72.3 percent of expatriates. He pointed out this is a very high percentage and bodes well on the health sector

Saudis demand Kuwait act on insults

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The Saudi Embassy in Kuwait has filed a memorandum with the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry demanding an investigation of 25 people for ‘insulting’ the Kingdom via the social media within 94 days, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The daily added, the tweets include abuse directed at the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and the role of the Kingdom in the Operation Decisive Storm and deportation of media man Saad Al-Ajmi to Saudi Arabia.

The sources pointed out, according to Al-Hayat newspaper the suspects chose different times to commit the offences and the biggest offence came during the mourning period of the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

The suspects were also active when the Houthi militias and supporters of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh were involved in a coup d’état against legitimacy of Yemen and forcing Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi the legitimate leader to flee Yemen and seek help of the Gulf States for military intervention. This is in addition to seven Kuwaiti Twitter users offending the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the nationality of Saad Al-Ajmi was withdrawn and deported to Saudi Arabia.

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