Employment: The People with Disabilities Act did not cover children with diabetes
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Families of children with diabetes demanded that they be included in the salary of people with disabilities, special needs, and a full-time helper, as they are exposed to the serious complications of the disease, such as blindness, kidney failure, and amputation, and they cannot afford the treatment costs.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has prepared an integrated approach to provide support and care for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, particularly children.
The citizen, Amna Jabbar, told Al-Sabah: She is the mother of a diabetic child, and her husband is a worker in a bakery for a low wage, and he cannot afford the costs of treatment.
But without response.
As for Wissam Hussein, he confirms that large numbers of children suffer from diabetes, and most of their families cannot afford the costs of their treatment and care, which exposes them to serious complications such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure. Here, these families stand helpless in the face of the dangers facing their children.
For his part, the spokesman for the Ministry of Labor, Najm Al-Aqabi, told Al-Sabah: The Law on Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs did not include a clause to include children with type 1 diabetes with its privileges, as well as children under the age of ten who are deaf and dumb, because the nature committees of the Ministry The Ministry of Health did not diagnose them as needing someone to take care of them at this age, and considered them not 100 percent incapacitated.
He pointed out that the Ministry attaches great importance to caring for children with disabilities and special needs, and they constitute a large percentage of the groups that services are provided by the Social Protection and People with Disabilities Authority.
He added that there is an amendment to the paragraphs of the Persons with Disabilities Law currently before the House of Representatives for the purpose of including deaf and mute children in the salaries of the authority and the full-time appointee, pointing out that the Ministry is currently working on creating a child care unit in coordination with UNICEF that works to provide support and protection for children and improve their situation, especially those without parents. And sick.
Edited by: Ali Mouafaq
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