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Expat health insurance disputes ‘solved’: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (KUNA): Recent disputes faced at the health insurance centers have been sorted out in efforts to boost healthcare services in the country, an official in the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Thursday.

In a statement to the press after inspecting various health insurance centers, the MoH’s Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi said that the ministry has conducted a study to facilitate expatriates’ access to health insurance.

On Dec 18, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi announced that the ministry had terminated the contract of a public service company dealing with health insurance for expatriates.

Moreover, the Minister of Health had noted that the company would be held liable for any financial losses incurred before the contract was terminated. He also pointed out that a new government insurance company will begin operating within the next three years, after several planned hospitals are built.

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