Ministry of Health insists that reports published recently regarding the new charges of health services for expatriates in government hospitals and clinics are not true, affirming that the possibility of increasing the charges of health services is still being studied and perused.
Public Authority of Housing Welfare (PAHW) has started implementing the “Kuwaitization” policy by replacing expatriate labor force with national labor force.
The bill on imposing fees for medical services offered to expatriates who enter the country on visit visa will most likely be passed through the parliamentary Health Affairs Committee to become a law, especially since the government showed positive indicators of its passage, reports Arab Times daily.
A candidate from the Second Constituency in the parliamentary elections Ahmad Yaqoub Baqer said he, during his past membership in the Parliament, had advocated for the law that bans the exploitation of women. He stressed that the law, which was a success, was one that no other member had called for in the past.
Regarding the residency card license, he explained that it is a card that will contain information about the sponsor and the sponsored which can be presented to the security authorities and other authorities of the country.
Stressing the previous Parliament presented two bills in this regarded but one was rejected by the Legislative Committee “because they refused to specify the period of stay for expatriates engaged in menial jobs as one way of reducing the expatriate population.”