Medical tourism reduced by 78 percent’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed about the eradication of medical tourism in Ministry of Health by almost 78 percent, reports Al-Shahed daily. He indicated that the decisions in this regard will be taken by specialized committees composed of doctors in each hospital and not Minister of Health or any of the undersecretaries. The minister admitted issuing the decision concerning the new health service fees for expatriates, indicating it has nothing to do with the development plan. He stressed the new measure will help reduce the expenses on medicine, which mainly benefited expatriates, by 330 million dinars.

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