New Delhi: The story carried by MuslimMirror.com & Maeeshat.in on ‘extortion’ of money in the name of KHADAMAT from poor laborers seeking job in Kuwait finally bore the fruit as the Kuwait government has announced that only GAMCA (Gulf Approved Medical Centre Association) medical report will be accepted with effect from Monday June 29, 2015.
A notice issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in New Delhi stated that “All authorized agents and individuals are hereby informed that Medical Reports will be accepted from GAMCA (Gulf Approved Medical Centre Association) with effect from Monday, June 29, 2015”.
In its report under the caption ‘KHADAMAT: A Kuwaiti instrument to suck blood of poor workforce from India’,
On June 17, Muslim Mirror & Maeeshat highlighted that before June1, 2015 a job seeker who sought to go Kuwait had to pay Rs 4000 for medical checkup but now he/ she has to cough up Rs 24000 for the same check-up. However, the actual cost of the check-up doesn’t go Rs 500, but workers are paying eight times more. As the newly introduced KHADAMAT was extorting a huge money to tune of Rs 24000 for medical screening of candidates leaving for Kuwait as against Rs 3,600 collected by previous company GAMCA.
The story of Muslim Mirror & Maeeshat was carried by national and international media and was sent to sent to different department to health ministry of Kuwait which finally brought the result .
Taking the cognizance of the Muslim Mirror & Maeeshat story, the Kuwaiti government on 29th June through a circular pronounced that no extra charge will be levied on the job seeking workers who come from poor financial background.
Now the Kuwait embassy declared that it has reverted back old practice of accepting medical reports from GAMCA .