Wednesday, 08 December 2021 01:09 GMT

Safa Al Hashem: injured expat payment is not the state responsibility

(MENAFN)After being beaten up by a Kuwaiti at a car workshop, the Egyptian expatriate medical and living expenses to be fully paid by the Kuwaiti state, said a Kuwaiti lawmaker putting pressure on the minister of social affairs.

"In accordance with what law, regulation or decision is it possible to take care of an expatriate and his family?" MP Safa Al Hashem asked Hend Al Sabeeh.

"What is the type of care that is provided and what is its source, especially since we have labour laws that are applicable. We are aware that the expatriate is now being treated in a public hospital and we can exempt him from fees, but we do not have to care for him and his family." She said.

The minister should interchange the attitudes of the Egyptian authorities towards Kuwaitis, said Al Hashem who has been directing a campaign to curb the number of foreigners in Kuwait through regular calls.


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