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KUWAIT: Two Pakistani expatriates were killed and two others were injured after their four-wheel drive vehicle collided with a lamppost on the 6.5 Ring Road. Firefighters, the security and medical emergency personnel dealt with the accident.

The two deceased who were seated in the front seat died on the spot, while two others who were seated in the back seat were taken to hospital in critical condition.

The reason for the accident is unknown. There can be several possibilities as this type of similar accident has happened before, either as a result of a tire explosion, or over-speed, or a vehicle deviation as investigation is going on.

KUWAIT: The fingerprint attendance devices team affiliated to the Ministry of Electricity and Water for changing the fingerprint attendance system to face identity system was able to collect and update data of 22,450 out of 27,000 employees working in the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to informed sources in the ministry, work is accelerating in this aspect. Most of the employees who have not entered their data so far are station employees because of the nature of their work.

The sources urged all employees who did not update their data to communicate with the fingerprint team, especially in the sites where the new devices were installed and operated and the old ones were removed, in order to ensure their right to account attendance and departure timings.

They highlighted that 80 out of 220 sites in various parts of Kuwait have been operated so far, adding that they included Sabhan, Hawally, Doha, Shuwaikh, Qurain, Jaber Al-Ali, Jahra and some scattered sites such as Egaila and Ahmadi.

The sources explained that the team continued to work throughout the month of Ramadan for long periods with the aim of completing the installation and operations. These works are expected to be completed within three months due to the difference of sites and the nature of work in each of them.

The installation plans and schedules are not fixed according to the readiness of each site. The operation is carried out according to the contract concluded with the company.

The sources praised the work of the women’s team, as they have been visiting the staff to supervise the installation and operation process, which lasts from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm in a certain number of sites in various areas.

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health’s decision to prevent administrative staff who are working on commission-basis on the shift system in a number of public hospitals has caused a severe shortage in the provision of health services to patients and visitors, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed health sources.

They explained that there was a shortage of administrative staff working in the night shift from 7:30pm to 7:30am last week due to the referral of employees working on commission basis to work in the morning and noon shifts. This decision has caused great confusion in the services provided to patients and visitors during the night shift. Also, problems in covering the service within hospitals are occuring, which has affected the workflow, given the small number of workers in the evening shift. Most of the hospital administrations complained about the implementation of this decision, due to the small number of employees in the evening shift, as the employees working on commission basis fill the void in that period.

The sources indicated that the decision was issued without consulting the opinions of hospital administrations.
In another development, Director of the Central Department of Primary Healthcare Dr. Dina Al-Dhubaib announced the formation of integrated multidisciplinary home visit teams, consisting of a family doctor, a dentist, a physical therapist, a pharmacist, a nurse, a laboratory technician, and a dietitian.

She explained that this service can be obtained either by applying through the website specified for that purpose, or by requesting the service through the health center according to the area of residence.

The service request can be submitted via the website from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, with the medical reports of the references attached.
She highlighted the completion of the preparations for providing this service, which are limited to periodic visits and not for emergency cases.
Dr. Al-Dhubaib affirmed the ministry’s keenness to provide the service to this segment according to the best quality standards required.

Furthermore, Head of the Dermatology Department at the Amiri Hospital Dr. Jassim Al-Shayji declared that the annual conference of the department will be launched next Monday.

KUWAIT: The spokesman for the unified government application for electronic services (Sahel) Youssef Kazem announced a new update to the application, through which the Public Authority for Civil Information seeks to simplify the procedures for sponsors to renew civil IDs of family members and their employees through the application, reports Al-Rai daily.

Kazem explained it is now possible to use the civil ID renewal service for family members through the services of the Public Authority for Civil Information in (Sahel) in a more rapid and simple way, as the head of the family can renew the civil IDs of his children and the workers on his sponsorship through a list of their civil numbers directly.

He added that the users of the application can benefit from this update by selecting the (Services) menu, then choosing the services of the Public Authority for Civil Information, then (Card Services) and then selecting (Card Renewal Service), and then the civil numbers of individuals whose cards can be renewed directly by the head of the family through the Sahel program

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Friday expressed heartfelt condolences for death of President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, saying Arab and Islamic nations lost “a great leader” who dedicated his life for service of his people, defending Arab and Islamic causes. His Highness the Amir extended deepest condolences on behalf of the government and people of Kuwait in cables of condolences to UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad bin Rahsed Al-Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, their families and the people of the UAE.

The State of Kuwait, in a grieve over the demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, “will always remember his honorable positions towards the (Kuwaiti) just causes during the Iraqi invasion,” said His Highness the Amir. He prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow the UAE people with solace, and commended the development that took place during the reign of the deceased which contributed to advancement of the nation. His Highness the Amir announced a 40-day mourning period, flags flown at half-mast and government departments would be off duty for three days starting today, May 13.

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of condolences for Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed and Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed over the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince expressed condolences for the Emirati people, describing the deceased as “a great leader” who was a staunch defender of Arab and Islamic causes. His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince also praised the “honorable” position of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed towards Kuwait’s just causes during the Iraqi invasion, and commended his contribution to the development of the UAE. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered a 40-day mourning and flags flown at half-mast while government departments would cease working for three days as of Friday following passing away of President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. His Highness the Amir instructed the period of mourning in solidarity and sympathy with the UAE and its people in the wake of the death of Sheikh Khalifa, whom he described as “a great leader” who dedicated his life for service of his people, and defending Arab and Islamic causes

Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Friday sent a cable to his Emirati counterpart Saqr Ghabash, offering sincere and heartfelt condolences over the demise of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. In the cable, the speaker prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow much mercy over the soul of the deceased and to grant his family and UAE people more patience. Al-Ghanim paid tribute to the late UAE president as having devoted his life and effort to serving and developing his homeland, and cemented joint Gulf action. Earlier today, the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced the demise of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and 40-day mourning countrywide. (KUNA)

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Embassy in Sri Lanka has issued an advisory calling on its citizens to postpone their travel to Colombo and those already in Sri Lankan to exercise caution and stay away from trouble spots and protest areas, reports Al-Rai daily.

A Sri Lankan family watches the wreckage of buses burnt in clashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Sri Lanka’s defense ministry ordered security forces on Tuesday to shoot anyone causing injury to people or property to contain widespread arson and mob violence targeting government supporters. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) This came following the government in Colombo declaring a state of emergency and widespread curfew across the nation due to protests and unstable security situation. The advisory has called on Kuwaitis in Sri Lanka to contact the mission in case of any emergency on phone No 00 94 (77) 330 0077.

KUWAIT: After the Ministry of Education set the terms and conditions of the external contracts for teachers from Jordan and Palestine of eight different specializations, informed sources revealed that an official announcement is expected soon to mark the start of the recruitment procedures, reports Al-Qabas daily. They explained that the ministry is set to begin receiving applications from teachers from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan who wish to work in Kuwaiti schools. The required majors from Palestine will be announced next month.

The eight majors are English, French, Science, Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. As per the general conditions and observations for applicants who are members of the Jordanian educational staff, the general grade of the university qualification shall not be less than “Good”. The applicant’s age shall not be more than 45 years.

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