MP Saadoun Hammad

KUWAIT: Rapporteur of the parliament's health affairs committee MP Saadoun Hammad said the committee rejected a proposal to cancel the government-sponsored treatment overseas program because Kuwaiti citizens should not be deprived from receiving medical treatment. Hammad added that the committee rejected a proposal to establish a medical committee to be responsible for dispatching citizens for treatment abroad, instead of the health ministry.

Meanwhile, MPs are set to mull over the oath taking of the new cabinet members during scheduled sittings next Tuesday and Wednesday, Parliament Observer MP Nayef Al-Merdas said yesterday. They will also look into the address delivered by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during the opening of the fourth ordinary session, Merdas told reporters following a meeting of the parliament caucus, presided over by Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem. The list of subjects to be discussed also encompasses the election of provisional committee members and a vote on the makeup of parliament probe panels, he added. - KUNA