Workers to Kuwaiti to be screened
The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry will ask the Health Ministry to open
health offices designed to examine incoming domestic helpers from four
countries including Sri Lanka before arriving in Kuwait.
The offices will be opened inside the Kuwaiti embassies of Indonesia,
Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines.
The purpose of the offices is to screen potential workers who may be
carrying diseases like hepatitis. According to the Ministry of Interior,
some sponsors bring domestic helpers into Kuwait who are infected with
The sponsors are then asked to deport the individuals back to their
home countries; however, many sponsors manage to evade such
responsibility by maintaining that they do not know the whereabouts of
the individuals they brought in.