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Tag Archives: Health Fees

Many proposals afoot to cut health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The head of the Health Committee of the National Assembly MP Dr Hamoud Al-Khudair said the committee will examine a number of proposals over the next few days to reduce the health fees for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Khudair added, there are a number of proposals to …

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Health insurance fees to be increased from KD 50 to KD 130

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16, (Agencies): Elaborate ceremony was held yesterday in Ahmadi for the construction of a new hospital. The ceremony was attended by the Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi and officials of the Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). Al-Harbi said the health insurance hospital ‘Dhaman’ is one of the main …

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Minister spares bedoun from paying health fees

Dietary supplement withdrawn KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Acting Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has extended the period for exempting Bedouns with expired security cards from paying fees in hospitals and medical centers until the end of December, reports Al-Seyassah daily. This is in accordance with the decision of acting …

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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 …

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Higher fees for expat dental care

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has decided to increase the fees for health services in the dental medicine and surgery provided to residents who are registered with the health insurance system, reports Al-Anba daily. The decision states that a resident pays KD 2 for each …

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‘Daman’ will guarantee expats health services – Hospitals, medical centres on agenda

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (KUNA): Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi on Sunday said that a joint permanent committee would be formed to set the general policies of the Health Insurance Company (Daman) hospitals and guarantee due medical services to expats in the private sector. Resolution 401 has defined the committee’s …

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‘Demographic transition to put financial pressure on healthcare’

System struggling to tackle spread of common diseases: OBG KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Oxford Business Group (OBG) said Kuwait’s demographic transition is expected to exacerbate financial pressures on the public healthcare system, which is already struggling to tackle the spread of common diseases in high-income countries such as cardiovascular …

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Plan to reduce health fees on humanitarian grounds mulled

Debate over rise begins as evaluation date awaited KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: Member of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has said the committee plans to request to reduce some of the recently approved health fees for expatriates. He called on the concerned body to take …

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MoH requests KD 228 mln more to cover needs of patients, medicines

‘Strategic stockpile of some drugs almost nearing end’ KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: The Ministry of Health has requested from the Finance Ministry an additional 228 million dinars to cover the needs of patients and medicines and chemicals, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting informed sources said the strategic stockpile of …

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High Court rejects suit to cancel new expat health fees

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25, (KUNA): The administrative department in the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against the Ministry of Health (MOH) to overturn its decision to increase health care fees for foreigners. The Fatwa and Legislation Department pleaded on behalf of the ministry of Health and …

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