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Revenue of Ministry of Health increased 13 times in past 5 months

KUWAIT CITY: Revenues of Ministry of Health have increased about 13 times in the past five months. At the same time, there has been a complete silence on the evaluation report concerning the decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates According to some official documents, the revenues generated from hospitals of Ministry of Health during the period from October 2017 to February 2018 were about KD 20.7 million.

This increase was in comparison to about KD 300,000 which the ministry used to collect on monthly basis prior to the implementation of the new decision concerning the charges of medical services.

The revenues collected from expatriates through health insurance during the same period were KD 45 million. The total revenues collected from expatriates in the last five months exceed KD 65 million. According to sources from the health sector, Ministry of Health is top among the government bodies in terms of generating revenues from the services it renders

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