Over 2700 expats lose public sector jobs , 13,523 have no jobs

Kuwait : In light of Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) endeavors to complete the substitution arrangement in government area in its 5-year development plan since the start of fiscal year 2017/2018, a proficient CSC source unveiled that the first year plan has brought about the end of administrations of somewhere in the range of 2,799 expats in different services and other government experts, reported arab times online.

As per ource the Ministry of Education joined a few different ministries in applying the replacement arrangement that prompted the termination of services of 1,507 expats in the first year, which speaks to 54 % of the aggregate 2,799 expats in the segment, trailed by Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs that ended 436 expatriates on July 1,2018 speaking to 16 % of its expatriate workforce.

They affirmed the arrangement requires the termination of 41,741 expatriates, and the quantity of expatriates in every ministry and other government experts fluctuates however 31,171 ostracizes are utilized by the Ministry of Education and four exiles work at the Secretariat General of Awqaf, while no expatriates works in the Ministry of Oil.

In the interim, the Ministry of Finance has consented to expand the financial plan of its wellbeing partner by KD 4,760,000 to take care of the expense for hiring 2,575 non-Kuwaiti freelancer nurses and technicians for fiscal 2018/2019, according to Al-Anba daily.

This move is gone for covering the lack of nurses and technicians in health facilities, mulling over the augmentations and developments seen by the Ministry of Health in the present current period.

13,523 have no jobs:

Agreeing Civil Service Commission (CSC) measurements, the quantity of jobless citizens is as of now 13,523, and the figure establishes 3,540 men and 9,983 ladies, reports Al-Anba day by day.

The daily quoting citing a source certified that about 45.66 percent have been jobless for over a year and 10.31 for a half year or more. The figures shows a sharp decrease in the rate of joblessness contrasted with past fiscal years, according to source said.


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Expats in Dubai will get free health insurance cards

Those needing the card can approach the DHA’s Health Funding Department and will be selected as per a set criteria.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will distribute 100 health insurance cards among expatriates with financial constraints every year as part of its Year of Zayed celebrations. The card, called Year of Zayed Health Insurance Card, will be part of the Essential Benefits Package (EBP) and will have a maximum limit of Dh150,000 per person. The card will be valid for a year.

Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, announced the initiative at a ceremony held to revisit all the activities the DHA organised during the Year of Zayed. The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the UAE has dedicated it to celebrate his legacy.

Al Qutami said: “This year, we organised a series of initiatives to mark the Year of Zayed. The UAE is known globally for its philanthropic work and we will continue our humanitarian initiatives to the best of our ability.”

Saleh Al Hashmi, Advisor at the DHA’s Health Insurance Corporation, said 100 people who will be given the card have been identified already. “This is an ongoing initiative and we will keep selecting people based on their financial needs after assessing them,” he told Khaleej Times at the launch. “The cards will cover health costs of … for example, those with huge families, who are unable to sponsor their dependents.

“If the same people require financial help next year, we will not stop the cards, else others will be selected.”

The EBP, which costs between Dh650 to Dh725 per annum, covers all emergency costs, maternity issues, surgeries, cancer treatment etc and includes a 20 per cent co-payment. The cards have been sponsored by the 12 insurance companies that are registered with the DHA under the EBP as part of their CSR activities.

“For this year, one insurance company has sponsored all the 100 cards, so the remaining funds are being utilised to help other people selected through the Community Development Authority (CDA),” said Al Hashmi.

Those needing the card can approach the DHA’s Health Funding Department and will be selected as per a set criteria, he added.

Other initiatives

As part of the Year of Zayed initiatives, more than 200 children with congenital heart abnormalities received free surgery through the Nabadat programme, said Khalid Al Jallaf, Chairman of the Year of Zayed team.

Nabadat, which means heartbeat in Arabic, is a programme launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE) in collaboration with the DHA to alleviate the suffering of impoverished children with congenital heart disease (CHD).

The initiative is under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. It provides free medical assistance, life-saving surgery and post-surgical care to children whose parents cannot afford to pay for treatment of CHDs.

CHD is a common type of birth defect where malformations occur to the structure of the heart.

Nabadat provided free heart surgeries to more than 100 children in Mumbai in July this year. The surgeries took place in collaboration with the cardiology team at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, and S. L. Raheja, a Fortis Associate Hospital in Mumbai.

In September this year, the DHA cardiologists collaborated with Kafrelsheikh University Hospital in Egypt and provided more than 100 free heart surgeries.

Additionally, the Nabadat cardiac team also conducted free pediatric cardiac check-ups to screen as many children as possible.

The DHA also had launched a scientific research competition in July this year to recognise “remarkable talent” in the country in the medical field.

Al Jallaf said: “The DHA will publish the top three research papers and distribute them to medical academies, libraries and institutions.”

DHA employees also contributed to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need.

All you need to know about the initiative

Q-What will the insurance cover?

A-The Year of Zayed Health Insurance Card will have a maximum limit of Dh150,000 per person and be valid for a year. It will offer essential benefits and cover emergency costs, maternity issues, surgeries, cancer treatment, etc.

Q-Who are eligible?

Hundred eligible residents have already been selected for next year. It is based on an applicant’s financial needs.

Q-How does one apply for the card?

Those needing the card can approach the DHA’s Health Funding Department. He/she will be selected as per a set criteria.

Q-Who has sponsored the cards?

One insurance company sponsored all 100 cards this year. It is an ongoing initiative that will be sponsored by 12 insurance firms.

Source: Khaleej Times

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