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Tag Archives: Health Fees

‘Delay rise in expat health charges’ – Many can’t pay

MP CALLS FOR REVIEW … HUMANITARIAN CONSIDERATION KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Rapporteur of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has called for postponing the implementation of the decision to raise the charges for expat health services to early next year saying there is need to take …

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‘Health’ refutes reports on medicine price rises

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has refuted rumors spread on various media platforms about the increase in prices of medicines, stressing that Kuwait remains committed to the decision of the Supreme Council of Health Ministers in GCC countries to standardize the cost of importing medicines. …

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‘Use new wing to treat only Kuwaitis’: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr Mahdi Al-Fadli has sent a proposal to the Director of the District Health Area to earmark the new wing of the hospital to treat only Kuwaitis while the old wing can be used for treating expatriates, reports Annahar daily. He said …

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Minister sued in health fees rise

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Attorney Hashem Al-Refa’e filed a lawsuit against Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi concerning the decision to increase fees for medical services offered to expatriates. The Administrative Court scheduled a session for Oct 4, 2017 to decide on the lawsuit. Al-Refa’e argued that imposing medical fees …

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NO RISE SEEN IN MEDICAL INSURANCE FEES – No denial of emergency care because someone cannot pay

Adjustments possible to minimize suffering KUWAIT CITY, Aug 23: The announcement of impending price increases for healthcare services across public centers in Kuwait for non-nationals was met with an outcry from the expatriate workforce who found it unfair as they make the mandatory health insurance payments and contribute to the …

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Poor priced out of health – Expats to suffer

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: From the month of October, majority of expatriates in Kuwait will not be able to afford healthcare services in the country, due to the new system of fees to be implemented by Ministry of Health. Statistically, it will be almost impossible for nearly 600,000 expatriate workers …

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‘Exempted expats contradict policy’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Ministry of Health’s announcement to exclude expatriate employees of the ministry from the new fees for medical services contradicts the essence of its rationalization policy, especially as it also excludes the families of expatriate employees of the ministry. Quoting sources wondered if it’s acceptable for other …

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MP Safa Al-Hashem hails health fees on expats

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: A number of important draft laws should be prioritized in the next legislative round — such as the economic bills and those concerning Kuwait Investment Authority, financial disclosure and transparency, says MP Abdul-Wahab Al-Babtain. Al-Babtain also stressed the need to focus on other bills including those …

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Bylaw sets new health fees – Starts October

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: Bylaw concerning the value of healthcare services at general hospitals, specialized hospitals and the primary health centers affiliated to the Ministry of Health has been reviewed stipulating fees to be paid by non-Kuwaiti residents who are registered under the health insurance scheme, and implementation of the …

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New healthcare fees to begin October 1st – Visitors to pay double

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed the implementation of new fees for healthcare will begin Oct 1. He added visitors to the country will pay double the fees, which most likely will exceed 100 percent for certain services. However, expatriate residents will pay less than …

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