31,000 in Kuwait took fake sick leaves after Eid holidays

Hind Al Sabeeh, Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, has warned of legal and administrative measures against state employees who failed to report to work following the Eid Al Fitr break.

“Those who wanted to rest and extended their Eid break to nine days while people were keen on processing administrative transactions should retire and rest,” the minister said. “Salaries are public funds and I cannot tolerate abuses. Those who did not report to work will be held accountable,” she said, quoted by Kuwait media on Thursday.

One report said that an ad-hoc committee might be formed to look into the sick-leaves accorded to fake patients and as a prelude to hold doctors accountable for abusing their position and giving out bogus certificates.

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