Monday, April 20, 2015

Medical fees for expats to Increase

KUWAIT: Fees for medical services for expatriates will significantly increase, and while the ministry undersecretary refused to reveal the new amounts, he confirmed that the committee studying the rise completed its work and submitted a report to minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi.

Dr Khalid Al-Sahalawi, the ministry’s undersecretary, said “medical services for expats in all government sector facilities will be 20 percent less than the private sector, while there are services that will be free including emergencies and accidents”. He said current fees are much less than the private sector, which is a squandering of public funds and causes congestions in x-ray and laboratory departments.

Sahalawi said the health insurance hospitals company will care for expats and will build three hospitals and 15 health centers to treat them instead of going to health ministry hospitals, which will reflect positively on the service given to Kuwaiti citizens. — Al-Rai

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