Customs department launches e-services

KUWAIT: Director of the Kuwait General Administration of Customs Jamal Al-Jalawi yesterday launched a number of interactive e-services on the authority’s website, such as company registration. The new services were launched in a special ceremony held at the customs headquarters in Shuwaikh. Border affairs general coordinator and head of the automation and security systems team Talal Al-Eidan stressed that the customs department always interacts with the latest technological developments made by business associates with the aim of accelerating work process and improving business environments in Kuwait. Eidan added that the website includes guidelines explaining the steps to be followed to register companies and upload the needed documents to be verified and used in each transaction.


In other news, the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday issued an administrative decision forming a special medical committee at the general medical council to facilitate examining cases that need referral to specialized medical committees at various hospitals and the medical council. According to the decision, the committee will be responsible for reviewing retirement recommendations made by hospitals specialized committees before referring them to the social security agency.
The committee will, upon request from one of the state’s bodies, also review medical recommendations referred by the medical council and long sick leaves issued by public and private hospitals. In addition, the committee will also look into complaints made by patients examined by the medical council or those referred by MoH, review disability reports made by various hospitals and medical centers as well as endorse sick leaves issued outside Kuwait.

By A Saleh