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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Mohammad Al-Subai’e declared that the queues at the health insurance center has ended, reports Al-Anba daily.

He explained that all visitors completed their transactions on Wednesday due to which there will not be any congestion.

The working hours have been extended to 12 hours per day – from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Al-Subai’e reassured expatriates by saying “From next week there will be no long queues or congestion. The work process will be carried out without delay”.

Earlier, tMinister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah held an extensive meeting with the officials of Public Services Company which offers services of registration and issuance of health insurance cards to expatriates, reports Al-Qabas daily.

During the meeting, he stressed the need to immediately end the suffering of the visitors.  According to informed sources, the meeting was held at the ministry and lasted for nearly two hours. They agreed on bringing an end to the problem of congestion at the health insurance centers through real solutions adopted by the company.

They decided to increase the number of employees of the company and ministry, and launched computerized system in the ministry to complete as many transactions of citizens and residents as possible.

In other news, Ministry of Health recently stated that only 3,900 overseas medical treatment applications have been approved from January to July 2018, saying the low rate of approvals is due to the ministry’s abidance to regulations and decisions governing the procedure of overseas medical treatment, reports Al-Rai daily.

It denied rumors peddled about the approvals from January until July reaching 7,000. It added the ministry has adopted centralized specialized committees for orthopedic, dermatology and ocular diseases. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health celebrated World Diabetes Day with the theme: “Diabetes, concern of every family” under the auspices of Health Minister Dr Bassel Al-Sabah.

In a press statement, Director of the ministry’s Media Office Dr Ghaliya Al-Mutairi disclosed that Sheikha Anisa Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah will attend the celebration, which will take place Wednesday at Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Hall, in collaboration with Roudh Al-Saleheen School. She said the event has two main objectives – to stress the importance for family members to know warning signs and symptoms of diabetes, especially since one out of two people suffering from the disease are undiagnosed for a long period until complications emerge.

The second objective is to educate family members on how to care for diabetes patients and that controlling the disease necessitates every family member to lead a healthy lifestyle while the patient needs continuous psychological support from all. Al-Mutairi affirmed that diabetes is the concern of every family as it is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. International reports on diabetes revealed that 415 million people are currently suffering from the disease or one out of 11 people globally. The number is expected to increase to more than 640 million by 2040.

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport fully resumed after being temporarily suspended because of the current unstable weather conditions hitting the country, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Thursday.

Prior to the resumption, flights were redirected to Saudi Arabia’s Ad Dammam and Riyadh airports, as well as Bahrain’s Manama airport, DGCA noted.

The volatility in weather conditions would continue until Friday morning, according to forecasts.

 

His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Those affected by heavy rain will be compensated, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah affirmed on Thursday.

His Highness’s remark came during a meeting held, along with senior government officials, at the operations’ room of the Ministry of Interior in Sabhan area earlier today.

Lauding efforts exerted by concerned bodies in dealing with current weather conditions of the country, His Highness pointed out that thanks to such efforts, damage was less, however compensations are due accordingly.

His Highness the Premier was briefed with plans and views of state establishments in face of the exceptional weather conditions

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KUWAIT, Nov 15 (KUNA) — Air traffic at Kuwait International Airport is still temporarily suspended because of the current unstable weather conditions hitting the country, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Thursday.

Flights coming to Kuwait’s airport have been redirected to some GCC airports due to the impacts of the heavy rains on the visibility, DGCA’s deputy director general for airport affairs Fahad Al-Wugayyan told KUNA in a statement.

The flights were redirected to Saudi Arabia’s Ad Dammam and Riyadh airports, and Bahrain’s Manama airport, he noted. All flights departing from Kuwait were delayed and all passengers were informed about new schedules, he pointed out. Kuwait is currently witnessing unstable weather conditions and heavy downpours in some areas. The volatility in weather conditions would continue until Friday morning, according to forecasts.

 

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Government on Tuesday decided to suspend work at all ministries, state institutions, faculties and public and private schools on Wednesday as a precautionary step.

The Step was taken in line with forecasts by local and global meteorologists that the country would witness unstable weather conditions within the upcoming hours.

Forecasts indicate that there would be heavy downpours and active winds with high speed, the cabinet said on its Twitter account today.

It added that the precautionary move was taken to ensure the safety of both citizens and expatriates.

The cabinet appealed to all people to be cautious and follow the instructions and guidelines issued by the state official bodies and the Kuwait TV in this matter. It prayed to Allah to protect the country and people from any risks.

For its part the civil service commission announced that Wednesday would be a day off in line with the cabinet’s decision.

Source: KUNA

 

 

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (KUNA): State Minister for Housing and Services Jinan Boushehri announced Monday forming several technical teams to estimate damage in infrastructure of Sabah Al-Ahmad’s City due to the recent flash floods and heavy rains.

In a press statement, Minister Boushehri said the teams will inspect all the district sectors to determine the damage caused by the downpours, in addition to inspecting the work performed by companies with contracts with the ministry and present a report in one week.

The ministry has been working closely with the Ministry of Public Works to determine all causes of the damage to file a report to the fact finding committee, formed by Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al-Roumi.

Minister Boushehri affirmed giving the fact finding committee all the support needed to find any kind of shortcoming, pointing out that any defaulting civil servant would be held accountable.

Complacency
There could not be any complacency in the rights of citizens, and endangering their lives due to lack of competence by the companies that built the district infrastructure, she warns. She has thanked all government institutions that have been working round the clock in the last few days to repair the damage.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait’s General Authority for Road and Land Transport Eng. Saud Al-Naqi announced Sunday the opening of the Manqaf city tunnel heading towards Kuwait City.

In a statement to Kuna, Al-Naqi said that the tunnel was cleaned out and noted that the other side would be opened to road users within two hours time. And in a very important move, Defense teams, in cooperation with Public Works Ministry managed Sunday to contain rainwaters in South Sabahiya area and redirect it away from residential areas, the Defense Ministry announced Sunday.

Forces on Duty, known as “Ghaith”, in cooperation with the ministry’s military facilities engineering department and in coordination with the Public Works Ministry, have resolved the crisis that caused rainwater floods in South Sabahiya area, the ministry said in a press statement.

The forces succeeded in opening the main manhole in the area and placing a concrete block to contain the waters and redirect it away from residential towns, it added.

Further on, Kuwait’s meteorological department said the weather on Monday would be partly cloudy and visibility will improve gradually with variable light to moderate NW wind with speed of 06-28 kmph.

By night, it will be fair with variable light to moderate wind, with speed of 06- 30 kmph and some scattered clouds will appear, it added.

کویت (محمد عرفان شفیق) میں شدید طوفانی بارش کا سلسلہ رات گئے سے علی الصبح تک بلا تعطل جاری رہا۔ شدید بارش سے نظام زندگی بری طرح متاثر ہوا ہے جسکے باعث تمام تعلیمی اداروں اور سرکاری دفاتر میں ہنگامی طور پر تعطیل کا اعلان کر دیا گیا۔ بارش کے باعث پروازوں کا شیڈول بھی متاثر ہوا۔ بارش کے رکنے تک کویت آنے والی تمام پروازوں کا رخ بحرین کی جانب موڑ دیا گیا۔ وزارت داخلہ، شہری دفاع اور پولیس کے ساتھ نوجوان بھی نکاسی آب کے لیے پرزور محنت کر رہے ہیں تاہم تمام بڑی شاہراوں کو پانی جمع ہونے کے باعث ٹریفک کے لیے بند کر دیا گیا ہے۔ سرکاری ٹیلیویڑن اور ریڈیوعوام کو باخبر رکھنے کے لئے وقفے وقفے سے آگاہ کر رہے ہیں۔

6-Nov-2018: Midnight rains in Kuwait have caused flooding in several key cities in Kuwait, roads across the country were effected however traffic department and Kuwait Fire service department along with PART have been working to clear of the conjustion. Meanwhile Kuwait Airways has announced that all scheduled flights to and from Kuwait International Airport will continue as scheduled and there are will be no cancelations.
Kuwait have witnessed heavy rains in the past two days, which lead to heavy flooding across various areas of Kuwait.
Interior Ministry in a statement issued last night has said that they are holding rescue operations in the flooded areas, evacuating people and children from buildings, closing roads and directing traffic away from flooded highways, and underpasses.

06.11.2018

Midnight rains in Kuwait have caused flooding in several key cities in Kuwait 6-Nov-2018

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6-Nov-2018: Midnight rains in Kuwait have caused flooding in several key cities in Kuwait, roads across the country were effected however traffic department and Kuwait Fire service department along with PART have been working to clear of the conjustion. Meanwhile Kuwait Airways has announced that all scheduled flights to and from Kuwait International Airport will continue as scheduled and there are will be no cancelations. Kuwait have witnessed heavy rains in the past two days, which lead to heavy flooding across various areas of Kuwait. Interior Ministry in a statement issued last night has said that they are holding rescue operations in the flooded areas, evacuating people and children from buildings, closing roads and directing traffic away from flooded highways, and underpasses.
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