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Contracts with offices in maids’ countries required

KUWAIT: Domestic helper recruitment offices’ licenses will not be renewed unless owners provide the Public Authority for Manpower with copies of the contracts signed with licensed offices in the helpers’ original countries and attested by Kuwaiti embassies in those countries, the authority’s official spokesperson and manager of the public relations department Aseel Al-Mezyad said in a statement yesterday.

In other news, the Ministry of Health is getting closer to receiving the Sabah Hospital and infectious diseases hospital projects, which is expected to happen the latest by November, said informed health sources, pointing out that the ministry is preparing to receive and equip the hospitals, which would need at least two months before both hospitals could be launched during the national anniversaries in February 2020.

The sources added that the infectious diseases hospital is located next to the old one. “The project cost KD 53,894,000. It has a bed capacity of 224 beds and is located over a total area of 75,000 square meters,” the sources explained. The sources said the new Sabah Hospital project had cost KD 179 million to provide a bed capacity of 512, in addition to 105 ICU beds. “The new hospital will include 72 outpatient departments, labs, pharmacies, reception, a helipad and parking spaces for 1,457 vehicles,” the sources concluded.

By A Saleh

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