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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: MP Khalil Al-Saleh said Minister of Finance, Dr Nayef al-Hajraf will soon issue a decision that will allow the employees to receive cash for 180 days while they are at the head of their service in lieu of their annual leave, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Saleh in a statement to the Parliament media office said that he coordinated with the Minister of Finance and reached a positive agreement to amend the Civil Service Law to address this issue and give the employees the right to cash the leave in accordance with the comprehensive salary. He pointed out that the current law provides a cash allowance for the employee’s leave only at the time of retirement, but the decision will allow the employees to benefit from it during service.

MP Khalil Al-Saleh pointed out that this amendment is a victory for the rights of employees, by giving them the right to exchange their leave for cash allowance without the need to wait for retirement, but with certain conditions, as it reduces the burden on citizens.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: The prices for medical services in private healthcare institutions are approved by the Department of Health Licenses, and may not be increased until after one year from the date of the issuance of the list, and that if any change in the price the institutions must apply for amendment, provided that the new price do not apply until after the former periods ends, reports Al-Rai daily quoting health sources.

The sources told the daily, the prices of counseling and other medical services in the private sector, although they differ from one institution to another, should be specific to what is contained in the list of approved prices provided by each party to the Health Licensing Department, stressing that noncompliance is a punishable offense.

The sources pointed out that each private health institution is obliged to provide a list of prices of services to the licensing department for approval before operation, and there are specialized inspection committees to follow-up, and any complaints in this regard are investigated and ascertain their application, and once confirmed, the necessary legal action is taken.

The sources pointed out that each party is obliged to put the price list in a prominent place, so that the visitors can see and if he/ she wishes to do so, and if a person sees any violation a complaint can be filed with the Licensing Department.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Ministry of Health announced that a fee of two dinars will be charged before its Medical Licenses Department endorses sick leaves issued by the private medical establishments, reports Al-Jarida daily.


The ministry added the authorization process includes examination of the sick leave, confirmation of signature of the relevant doctor, and the validity of their medical licenses (including the establishment). The ministry said sick leaves will not be officially accepted without the stamp of two dinars.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: The Director General of the General Administration of Customs, Counselor Jamal Al-Jalawi, has referred an Iraqi to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the issue of money laundering who was found in possession of $350,000, reports Al-Anba daily.

During interrogation the Iraqi allegedly could not justify the reason why he was in possession of such a large sum of money after he was seized with the contraband by the customs officers at the Abdali border post.

Source: Arab Times

‘Male children more prone’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: A new academic study revealed that the guardians in the country are facing much negativity when their children deal with the new e-technology, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The negativity includes the fearing of spending long time in front of screen, wastage of time and children more than studying are communicating with friends in the social media and as a matter of even the sleeping hours have been drastically reduced.

The study which was carried out by Professor of Childhood at the Faculty of Education of the Kuwait University Dr Laila Al- Khayat involving 286 guardians affirmed that the male children are more prone to exposure to the negativities of YouTube than female children. The guardians said watching YouTube was more responsible for the negative role which has led to a change in social values.

On the other side, the study affirmed that there are positive effects that may refl ect upon the children from watching YouTube such as helping them to learn new information and learn about the culture of other societies.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Head of Kuwait Road Safety Association Dr Badar Al- Matar affirmed that more than 83 percent of Kuwait roads are not within the safety scope, and the recent collapse of a road along 6th Ring Road suggests failure of the companies executing the road projects in Kuwait, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a press statement, Dr Al-Matar stated that Kuwait Road Safety Society has repeatedly warned about the consequences of substandard construction or repairing of roads, and failure to abide by standard materials used for road construction.

He indicated that repetition of such incidents would lead to huge losses against the motorists and public funds, adding the flaws persist to threaten the safety of the motorists.

He stressed the importance of finding practical and permanent solutions by ensuring that materials used in the road construction or repair are of high quality and pass the technical merits, while allowing the road to dry properly. Most importantly, proper oversight on the materials and contractors is needed.

Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoon

KUWAIT CITY: Astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun has predicted that the winter season will begin in the first week of November, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Saadoun has negated what has been published by some sources that Kuwait will experience thunderstorms and rain laden clouds.

However, he said Kuwait may experience light rainfall over the next two days. Al-Saadoun pointed out that the thunder laden clouds over Iraq are far from the skies of Kuwait and will not reach the country, God willing. He expected that the cold season will start in the first week of November and will gain momentum towards the end of the month.

Source: Arab Times


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