‘Rise in health fees on expat visitors implemented’

insuKUWAIT CITY, July 3: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed the increase in fees for health services to visiting expatriates will be effective from July 2017, reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Harbi had announced earlier an important meeting was to be held after the Eid Al-Fitr holidays with the ministry’s Council of Undersecretaries to discuss the gradual increase in health fees for expatriates.

He added, this increase shall first take into account the visitors and then on the resident expatriates. Al-Harbi stressed the increase is inevitable and that the fees will increase until they are in line with the private hospitals.

By Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah / Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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