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Rain expected till end of month

KUWAIT: Meteorologist Essa Ramadan predicted Kuwait will witness moderate to strong rain from next week till the end of the month. Ramadan added that following a period of dry weather since October, the Wasm rainfall would exceed 30 mm and would help annual desert plants bloom. Ramadan forecast western, eastern and central Saudi areas, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Iraq will receive rain from Nov 23 until Nov 28 or 29, sometimes accompanied by thunder.

Housing units
Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) yesterday said the total number of housing units distributed since the beginning of the government-provided housing scheme is 128,639, including 60,608 houses, 66,563 residential land plots and 1,468 apartments. Statistics also showed that the total number of units distributed in the Mutlaa residential project so far is 11,338.

Kuwait Nursing Association secretary Sami Obaid Al-Mutairi urged Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi to refer the head of the nursing staff at the chest diseases hospital to investigation over the growing number of complaints filed against him by nurses, accusing him of injustice and abuse. Mutairi said that the head nurse was very partial in terms of night shifts and off days. He added he also listed certain female nurses on overtime lists while they were actually dispatched on official missions, while others who really deserve overtime were deprived of it. “He only favors his nearest and dearest,” said Mutairi, calling for officially investigating the matter.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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