Dr. Fahad Al-Ghamlas, Director of Public Health Department, Ministry of Health
Dr. Fahad Al-Ghamlas, Director of Public Health Department, Ministry of Health

A Kuwaiti official has issued new details on the salaries of expatriates, new taxes and a list of diseases that deport expatriate workers in Kuwait and set new conditions for the entry of expatriates to Kuwait.

Dr. Fahad Al-Ghamlas, director of the Public Health Department at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, revealed in an interview with Al-Mukhtasar News that a new list of non-epidemic and non-communicable diseases that prevent the entry of expatriates, including diabetes, is being prepared.

Al-Ghamlas said in a statement to Al-Siyassah newspaper published on Tuesday that there is no compromise in examining the workers coming to Kuwait as a matter of health and national security, which requires updating the lists of diseases of labor inspection periodically, where the competent Gulf committees review and amend them according to developments in the situation. General, noting that the new list recommendations for 2019 will be adopted over the next few days, including new diseases such as diabetes.

He explained that the aim of the presence of expatriate workers is to take advantage of their human energy, not to bring them to be a burden on the state economically and health, stressing that the new list has not been officially adopted, and it took into account the lifting of some simple diseases that do not constitute a therapeutic burden on the state, such as simple anemia and not Acute.

Al-Ghamlas pointed out that Kuwait has advanced centers to monitor emerging epidemic diseases in the world, such as measles, Rift Valley Fever, Corona and Dengue, pointing out that the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health is in the process of equipping airports due to its wide area and requesting thermal cameras, to prevent the entry of any epidemic disease from abroad.

27.7% decrease in the average expatriate salary in Kuwait

A survey by almo5tsr shows that the average salary of expatriates working in the Gulf states has declined, but that does not mean they are paid less.

The 2018 salary survey has undergone some changes in the calculations, after several levels of low-wage jobs have been added to the index, which has lowered the average expatriate salary on the index. The average monthly salary for expatriates in the Gulf states was $ 8083, down 26% from the previous year.

This figure varied among Gulf countries, with average salaries for expatriates in Kuwait falling by 27.73%, while the decline in Saudi Arabia (the highest) was 34.21%, and in the UAE 26.74%.

In Bahrain, average salaries fell by 25.18% and Oman by 25.2%.

The survey divided expatriates among workers from Western countries, Arabs and Asians instead of evaluating all expatriates together.

The top two expatriate centers in the Gulf are the CEO or Managing Director of a multinational, with an average salary of 2.95% from $ 33,988 to $ 34,990, while the average salary of a CEO / Managing Director of a local company rose by 13.25% from 22031 to $ 24950.

The Bayt.com report showed that the CEO's home country did not have much impact on the salary he received.

The report shows a large disparity between the average wages in the Gulf countries, where the average expatriate salary in Saudi Arabia is $ 8560 per month, which represents an increase of 2.9% for the United Arab Emirates, 8.4% for Bahrain, and more than Oman by 8.7%. For Kuwait by 8.96%. Qatar was not included in the survey.

This does not mean Saudi Arabia pays the best salaries for all jobs, but the overall rate is higher, the employment agency explains. For example, Kuwait pays the highest salary to a general practitioner ($ 5150 per month), while Bahrain pays the best salary for teachers ($ 11,530 per month). Volume 0%