Director General of Residency Affairs Department Major General Talal Marafie stressed the need to conduct medical checkups on domestic workers for the renewal of their residence permits.
In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security revealed that the decision was taken by Ministry of Health in order to contain the spread of epidemics and diseases in Kuwait, adding that the decision also includes the domestic workers of 40 different nationalities who are already residing in Kuwait.
It said Major General Talal Marafie declared that domestic workers whose residencies are to be renewed will be given a temporary residency valid for one month until the end of their medical checkup with the Ministry of Health.
The department also urged sponsors to renew the residencies of their domestic workers prior to the expiry dates, stressing that fines will apply starting from the expiry date of the temporary residencies.
Source: Arab Times