Tag Archives: Health Fees

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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PAAET requests ministry to ‘exempt’ its students from new health charges

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) has requested the Ministry of Health to exempt its students from the new health charges — the students, who are on government scholarships, reports Al-Anba daily. The request has been forwarded by Director of PAAET Dr Ahmad …

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MoH to evaluate decision on new health fees after 3 months – Bid to prevent spread of epidemic

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health Dr Muhammad Al-Khashti disclosed the decision activated on the new health service fees for expatriates will be evaluated three months from the date of its implementation, reports Al-Jarida daily. He added the concerned authority will decide on whether to …

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MP queries price rise in medicine

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: MP Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has forwarded questions to Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi on the increasing prices of medicines. In the introductory part of his queries, Al-Tabtabaei said citizens and expatriates have been complaining about the rising prices of medicines — five times more than the …

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‘Exclude Kuwait University expat lecturers from paying new health fees’

Govt against reduction in retiring age KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: The Staff Association of Kuwait University has called for excluding expatriate lecturers of the university from paying the new charges of medical services, reports Al-Rai daily. The association warned that including them in the decision will pave way for them …

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