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30,000 govt workers on post Eid sick leaves

KUWAIT: Around 30,000 government employees applied to get sick leaves on the three post- Eid working days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), claiming to have appointments with doctors at private and public hospitals, informed sources at the Civil Services Commission (CSC) said.

CSC undersecretaries requested checking all those sick leaves with the Health Ministry (MOH) as well as the names of doctors authorizing them and the medical history of the concerned employees and how often they got sick leaves, the sources added. In case of any manipulation in any of the sick leaves, any private hospital granting such leaves would be referred to MOH investigation, the sources said. CSC laws regulate sick and urgent leaves within certain conditions.

“However, the increasing number of those leaves before and after official vacations calls for a stand,” the sources asserted. In a related concern, security sources said that around 18,000 passengers had left Kuwait over the past few hours through the three land border exits; Nuwaiseeb, Abdali and Salmi. —Al-Anbaa

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This article was published on 21/07/2015