Undersecretary, Nursing board of directors discuss nursing concerns

KUWAIT: Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha received Kuwait Nursing Society’s board of directors headed by Bandar Nashmi Al-Enezi to discuss nursing concerns. Enezi said the topics discussed in the meeting included amending the nursing payroll of 2009, giving Kuwaiti, GCC and bedoon nurses two days off weekly, referring the nursing services director to retirement and training courses needed for promotion. He added that Redha expressed full understanding of the demands and promised to study their feasibility as soon as possible.


MPs to discuss proposals


Well-informed parliamentary sources predicted that in its session to be held on Tuesday, April 3, the parliament will discuss a proposal to form a committee to investigate appointments, another to form a committee to investigate a recent yacht fire, a third proposal to form a temporary committee to study the reasons of demographic imbalance and visa trafficking and a fourth on having the parliamentary human rights committee investigate the domestic helpers recruitment company.


Gas enhancement plant


Australian firm WorelyParsons has completed primary designs of a project to repair and expand a gas enhancement plant in southeastern Kuwait. The $270 million project will add a third unit at plant number 160.


Municipal Council law


MP Hamdan Al-Azmi announced plans to submit a proposal to amend the Municipal Council law determining municipal election constituencies. “It is a genuine right of the council itself to determine them and not the government,” he underlined, promising to include this in a grilling motion he intends to file against the PM.




With the aim of serving the industrial sector and reducing paperwork, the ministry of electricity and water announced the completion of electronic linkage with 12 government bodies. MEW’s technical control manager Iqbal l-Tayyar said the e-connection is complete after five years of trial operations. She added that the new feature will help investors and attract investment to Kuwait.


Tender for gas vessels


Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi said a tender to build three giant liquefied gas vessels was offered for bidding in 2017 to replace a previous one offered for bidding in 2014. Rasheedi added that a contract was signed on Jan 24, 2018 to build the vessels with a total value of $213 million ($71.2 million per vessel) after the first tender was cancelled due to overpricing.


Building footbridges


The Roads and Land Transport Authority director Ahmed Al-Hessan called for building footbridges outside every school overlooking main roads in Ahmadi and Mubarak Al-Kabeer. Hessan also sent a letter in this regard to the municipality.


World Soccer magazine


The World Soccer magazine has published a list of 500 of the world’s most important football players, but it features no Kuwaitis or professionals playing in Kuwait. The magazine set five elements for selecting the world’s elite soccer players, which included several players from or playing in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and Qatar.


KD 10,000 for violations


The Health Ministry called for increasing the maximum fine to be collected for jeopardizing consumers’ health to KD 10,000 for violations included in law 113/2013 pertaining the foundation of the food and nutrition authority. In a memo sent to the parliament in response to some related parliamentary proposals, MoH stressed that it was not possible to set unified regulations for “energy” drinks, food items and medications because there is no specific definition for “energy medications”.


By A Saleh

This article was published on 31/03/2018