MoH eyes exempting expat staff from new health charges


KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al- Harbi said the Health Ministry is currently studying the possibility of exempting its expatriate staff from the new fees for health services.

Al-Harbi made the statement during an inspection tour at Al-Saqr Health Center in Adailiya to ensure provision of all medical requirements and listen to the complaints of the nursing staff.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations (KIMS) Dr Ibrahim Hadi announced the visit of a Canadian team from Dalhousie University to grant 15 new scholarship seats to deserving Kuwaitis.

Speaking to the daily, Hadi disclosed the Canadian team came to meet some doctors and grant them seats to study in the specialized board of Dalhousie University. He said a seat will be allocated for plastic surgery and burns, indicating that this is considered a very good opportunity due to the urgent need for such a specialization and the training will be in North America.

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