Minister, society discuss nurses’ demands

Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah received Kuwait Nursing Society’s board of directors headed by Bader Nashmi Al-Enezi to discuss nursing-related issues. Enezi said the society discussed amending the nursing payroll proposal of 2009 that had been withheld by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

 

He added that the society asked the minister to make a new position for an assistant undersecretary for nursing affairs, as nursing staff members form half of the health ministry’s employees.

 

Enezi added the society asked the minister to give Kuwaiti nurses two days off every week and that the minister promised to study the proposal. Enezi said that the society also discussed reshuffling nursing officials in various health zones and hospitals as well as cancelling admission tests for nurses who graduated in Kuwait.

 

Environmental awareness

The Environment Public Authority (EPA) announced offering for public bidding two tenders on organizing an awareness campaign on the need to protect the environment during the national ceremonials and another on protecting the environment from natural disasters.

 

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

This article was published on 13/01/2018