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34,742 powers of attorney processed in 2018

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: A recent statistic issued by the Office of the Minister of Oil, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, shows the employment of national workforce in the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries particularly those who hold scientific qualifications in the fields of petroleum engineering and chemical engineering has reached 84 percent compared to 16 percent for expatriates in the same specialization which works out to 2,021 Kuwaitis compared to 329 expatriates, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The KPC and its subsidiaries have employed 412 Kuwaiti engineers over the past three years, according to the statistics. The company and its subsidiaries have a strategy to employ 749 qualified Kuwaiti petroleum and chemical engineers over the five-year period.

In other news, after the electronic transformation of the Justice Ministry and achievement of the ‘smart ministry’ concept, Chairperson of Farwaniya Documentation Office Sara Al- Hamadan confirmed the office is processing all kinds of public or private powers of attorney (proxies) without the need to visit the concerned department in the main building; indicating they processed a total of 34,742 powers of attorney in and outside the office in 2018, reports Alrai daily.

In her interview with the daily, Al- Hamdan disclosed the most common transaction in Al-Riqqei office is the power of attorney. She affirmed the office is keen on establishing a special counter due to the nature of its work that requires facilitation of transactions and external service for the elderly and patients such that the person in charge of processing the document can go to the house or hospital on a case by case basis. She affirmed the office has allocated a counter for online transactions so the applicants can receive the documents after affixing their signature without waiting in a queue

MoI pledges tough action against ‘Bedoun’ planning sit-ins in Jahra

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: Commenting on news reports that some Bedoun have called for demonstrations and sitins in Taima, Jahra, the Ministry of Interior has stressed it will not tolerate any kind of disturbances and violation of the law, reports Al-Rai daily.

Sources at the ministry said, firm action will be taken against those who plan to take the law in their hands.

The daily said a meeting was held between the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) or the so-called Bedoun in Kuwait and a number of security official, during which all options were placed on the table including measures against those who instigate and plan to disrupt peace through demonstrations and sit-ins.

Security sources revealed such practices which affect the societal security in the country must be dealt with seriously and emphasized on the need to activate all legal procedures against the violators.

The sources pointed out among the measures that have been agreed upon to activate are considering unauthorized gatherings unlawful based on previous court rulings, filing lawsuits against the instigators and demonstrators and putting a remark in the file of naturalization.

The sources added the intelligence services shall be asked to summon the guardian if the violator is a military man, and put the remark in his file for consideration when the request to extend his service is filed and a request is made for the issue of Article 17 passport, or when a request is made to renew the driving license.

The sources pointed out that CSRSIR confirmed during the meeting that if the judicial provisions include the penalty of deportation in the case the violator has relatives whether inside Kuwait or in neighboring countries, a request will be made to receive the suspect.

KUWAIT: Ahmadi detectives identified the person who forced a child to smoke a cigarette in a video that went viral on social media and was shown by a satellite channel. The Arab expat, who was summoned, said the child is the son of his friend and it was the father who was filming them for fun. The father admitted making the video, and was sent to the child protection department and charged accordingly. Further investigations revealed that the person who appeared in the clip forced children under 18 to work in a Fahaheel market shop in violation of the residency law. Both men were sent to concerned authorities.

Quad ban in 2 areas

Traffic department added Khairan and Seaside Sabah Al-Ahmad City to residential areas where all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not allowed to be driven, implementing the Council of Ministers law 900/2009 regarding banning small vehicles from main roads, highways and neighborhoods.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

 

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Mohammad Al-Subai’e declared that the queues at the health insurance center has ended, reports Al-Anba daily.

He explained that all visitors completed their transactions on Wednesday due to which there will not be any congestion.

The working hours have been extended to 12 hours per day – from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Al-Subai’e reassured expatriates by saying “From next week there will be no long queues or congestion. The work process will be carried out without delay”.

Earlier, tMinister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah held an extensive meeting with the officials of Public Services Company which offers services of registration and issuance of health insurance cards to expatriates, reports Al-Qabas daily.

During the meeting, he stressed the need to immediately end the suffering of the visitors.  According to informed sources, the meeting was held at the ministry and lasted for nearly two hours. They agreed on bringing an end to the problem of congestion at the health insurance centers through real solutions adopted by the company.

They decided to increase the number of employees of the company and ministry, and launched computerized system in the ministry to complete as many transactions of citizens and residents as possible.

In other news, Ministry of Health recently stated that only 3,900 overseas medical treatment applications have been approved from January to July 2018, saying the low rate of approvals is due to the ministry’s abidance to regulations and decisions governing the procedure of overseas medical treatment, reports Al-Rai daily.

It denied rumors peddled about the approvals from January until July reaching 7,000. It added the ministry has adopted centralized specialized committees for orthopedic, dermatology and ocular diseases. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health celebrated World Diabetes Day with the theme: “Diabetes, concern of every family” under the auspices of Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah.

In a press statement, Director of the ministry’s Media Office Dr Ghaliya Al-Mutairi disclosed that Sheikha Anisa Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah will attend the celebration, which will take place Wednesday at Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Hall, in collaboration with Roudh Al-Saleheen School. She said the event has two main objectives – to stress the importance for family members to know warning signs and symptoms of diabetes, especially since one out of two people suffering from the disease are undiagnosed for a long period until complications emerge.

The second objective is to educate family members on how to care for diabetes patients and that controlling the disease necessitates every family member to lead a healthy lifestyle while the patient needs continuous psychological support from all. Al-Mutairi affirmed that diabetes is the concern of every family as it is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. International reports on diabetes revealed that 415 million people are currently suffering from the disease or one out of 11 people globally. The number is expected to increase to more than 640 million by 2040.

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport fully resumed after being temporarily suspended because of the current unstable weather conditions hitting the country, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Thursday.

Prior to the resumption, flights were redirected to Saudi Arabia’s Ad Dammam and Riyadh airports, as well as Bahrain’s Manama airport, DGCA noted.

The volatility in weather conditions would continue until Friday morning, according to forecasts.

 

His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Those affected by heavy rain will be compensated, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah affirmed on Thursday.

His Highness’s remark came during a meeting held, along with senior government officials, at the operations’ room of the Ministry of Interior in Sabhan area earlier today.

Lauding efforts exerted by concerned bodies in dealing with current weather conditions of the country, His Highness pointed out that thanks to such efforts, damage was less, however compensations are due accordingly.

His Highness the Premier was briefed with plans and views of state establishments in face of the exceptional weather conditions

Photo Courtesy: Emirates 24/7

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport is still temporarily suspended because of the current unstable weather conditions hitting the country, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Thursday.

Flights coming to Kuwait’s airport have been redirected to some GCC airports due to the impacts of the heavy rains on the visibility, DGCA’s deputy director general for airport affairs Fahad Al-Wugayyan told KUNA in a statement.

The flights were redirected to Saudi Arabia’s Ad Dammam and Riyadh airports, and Bahrain’s Manama airport, he noted. All flights departing from Kuwait were delayed and all passengers were informed about new schedules, he pointed out. Kuwait is currently witnessing unstable weather conditions and heavy downpours in some areas. The volatility in weather conditions would continue until Friday morning, according to forecasts.

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