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Tag Archives: insurance

‘Quite normal for any increase in charges of medical services’

Standard of offered services to be improved: official KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Undersecretary of Ministry of Health Dr. Khalid Al-Sahlawi stressed that any increase in the charges of medical services is quite normal, especially since these prices were not reviewed for a long time, reports Al- Anba daily. He indicated …

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Nabarro lauds Kuwait efforts in overcoming health challenges

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Special Adviser to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and the United Kingdom’s nominee for the post of World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr David Nabarro has praised the tremendous efforts exerted by the Kuwaiti government in …

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Ministry denies ‘increase’ in health service fees for expats – ‘Any decision will target visitors not residents’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: Ministry of Health insists that reports published recently regarding the new charges of health services for expatriates in government hospitals and clinics are not true, affirming that the possibility of increasing the charges of health services is still being studied and perused. A high-ranking source from …

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Health charges to rise … others eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi has corroborated the news report that was published recently regarding the ministry’s intention to increase charges of the medical services offered to expatriates, reports Arab Times daily. He revealed that the increased charges will come into effect mid-February. The …

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Review of service charges eyed – Health officials meet on issue

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi revealed that the Council of Undersecretaries at the ministry, during its recent meeting, discussed about “reviewing some charges of health services in accordance to their actual charges but ensuring expatriates can afford them”. In …

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MoH plans to include housewives on health insurance scheme – Out of 235,000, 215,00 women married to Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Abdulhadi said the ministry is conducting feasibility study to include housewives in the category of retirees on the health insurance scheme, ‘Afia’. The ministry has already proposed applying the health insurance scheme on retirees …

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Has Health insurance fees increased?

Has the health insurance fees been fixed at KD 130 now or is it still at the old rate of KD 54? Name withheld Answer: The insurance rates currently remain at KD 50 (with KD 4 for the card) and there are no proposals to increase these in the very …

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Proposal to hike health insurance fees rejected – Owners of buildings, schools will suffer

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Citizens and expatriates have rejected the recently proposed hike in health insurance fees from KD 50 to KD 130, arguing implementation of the proposal could lead many families to leave the country. In an investigation report, a number of citizens; owners of investment buildings, foodstuffs centers, …

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Health insurance in 2017 from KD 50 per year to KD 130 – Domestic workers to undergo medical test every time renew their residency

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: The Board member and Chief Executive Officer of Health Insurance Hospitals Company Dr Ahmad Al- Saleh said the ‘DHAMAN’ project will be carried out in two phases; the first phase will begin during the first quarter of 2017 in primary healthcare centers and the second phase …

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Mandatory health insurance on cards for visitors

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: The ministries of Health and Interior are studying the possibility of applying mandatory health insurance to several categories of expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high-level sources. The sources said, if introduced, the insurance will cover all kinds of visas (visit, business and tourism) including those to …

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