Health OKs flights; DGCA owns loss – Variant-ready?

Health OKs flights; DGCA owns loss – Variant-ready?

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: The Health and Social Affairs Committee met on Sunday within the presence of Minister of Health Dr Basel Al-Sabah and senior officers of the ministry. Rapporteur of the committee MP Saadoun Hammad revealed they talked in regards to the Health Ministry’s readiness to cope with the Indian variant of Covid-19 and procedures for passengers coming from international locations with excessive variety of corona circumstances. He additionally requested the minister in regards to the losses that Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) incurred because of the suspension of flights, disclosing the minister mentioned the DGCA issued this choice and will personal the loss and added that his ministry has beneficial the resumption of flights.

He confirmed the committee additionally tackled the paper exams for grade 12 college students; indicating the minister knowledgeable the committee that 27,000 out of fifty,000 college students have been vaccinated in opposition to corona 48 hours earlier than the date of the exams. He additionally quoted the minister as saying that some college students refused to take the vaccine. The committee requested the minister in regards to the steps taken relating to these college students, however the latter merely identified that that is beneath the jurisdiction his education counterpart. It appears each minister is placing the accountability on the opposite’s shoulders, he asserted. He affirmed that the committee burdened the necessity to conduct on-line exams except all the scholars get vaccinated earlier than the exams. Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim invited the MPs and authorities to the unusual session slated for Tuesday.

Items on the agenda of the session embody deliberations on a number of grilling motions as follows: 4 for HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, one for Minister of Health Dr Basel Al- Sabah, one for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad, one for Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs Khalifa Hamada, and two for Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah. All the grilling motions filed in opposition to HH the Prime Minister have been postponed till the top of the second spherical of the present parliamentary time period in keeping with the results of voting on the proposal of the premier to postpone the grilling motions in the course of the March 30 session. On April 12, quite a lot of MPs submitted a proposal to nullify the choice to postpone these grilling motions but it surely was rejected as 32 MPs voted in opposition to and 28 voted in favor. However, the opposition MPs stay agency of their stand to forestall holding unusual periods except HH the Prime Minister agrees to face on the grilling podium. Considering these MPs and HH the Prime Minister won’t change their stance, the opposition MPs are anticipated to boycott Tuesday’s session.

The agenda additionally contains the next:
■ Voting on the proposals to amend Audio-Visual Law No. 61/2007 and Publishing and Printing Law quantity 3/2006 of their second readings,
■ Amendment of Law No. 21/1964 on boycotting Israel,
■ Report of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on the proposal to amend Penal Code No. 17/ 1960,
■ Report of the Human Resources Committee in regards to the appointments within the public sector,
■ Reports of the related committees on payments relating to the elections and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

Also, the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee met on Sunday within the presence of Governor and Board Chairman of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Muhammad Al-Hashel, and representatives of the Capital Markets Authority and Public Loans Unit within the Ministry of Finance. Committee Chairman MP Ahmed Al-Hamad disclosed that they mentioned the Sukouk Bill, consisting of 38 articles, which the federal government submitted to the earlier Assembly. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff

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