– Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired today, Saturday, the twenty-eighth regular session of the Council of Ministers, during which the latest developments in the country were discussed, and topics on the agenda were discussed.
At the beginning of the session, Al-Kadhimi discussed the work of the ministerial committee formed to investigate the incident of Imam Hussein Teaching Hospital in Dhi Qar Governorate, in light of the request submitted by its members to extend its work due to the Eid holiday.
He urged the committee to expedite the completion of the investigation and deepen it in full transparency in order to achieve the truth and identify those who were negligent in the accident, calling on Almighty God to have mercy on the martyrs of the painful accident, and all the martyrs of Iraq.
The meeting also discussed the service reality of the capital, Baghdad, and the need to make all efforts by the concerned authorities to raise the level of services provided.
The Prime Minister gave the Mayor of Baghdad 14 days to immediately address the waste problem in the capital’s neighborhoods, and not be held accountable.
The Council of Ministers hosted the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity, to discuss the current reality of electricity, the efforts of the Ministry of Electricity to increase the production of electric energy, and attempts to avoid problems and challenges facing the work of the Ministry.
Al-Kadhimi directed the Ministry of Electricity to redouble its efforts in order to provide electricity to citizens and alleviate their suffering.
The Council also hosted the President of the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau and the Chairman of the Integrity Commission, where a number of issues related to the work of these two oversight bodies, which perform important oversight tasks and duties, were discussed.
Al-Kadhimi stressed the importance of the oversight role in government and institutional work in general, and the need to develop work mechanisms so that they do not impede the work of state institutions.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health reviewed the epidemiological report on the Corona pandemic, the developments of the work of the Committee to Strengthen Government Actions in the Fields of Health Awareness Prevention and Control to limit the spread of the virus, the efforts of health institutions to provide services to the infected, whose numbers have increased in recent weeks, and their efforts to urge citizens to prevent, and vaccinate with vaccines provided by the Ministry of Health in good quantities through vaccination outlets throughout the country.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency