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Expected revenue from hospitals for 2019-’20 doubles to KD 45 million

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 15: Health sources revealed that the expected revenue collected from hospitals, estimated in the budget of the Ministry of Health for the current fiscal year (2019-2020) doubled to 45 million dinars, due to the increase in fees for visitors to the casualty departments in hospitals for expatriates covered by the health insurance system from 5 to 10 dinars, in addition to the expected increase in maternity fees in the coming period, reports Al-Rai daily.

The sources pointed out that the revenues from hospitals also come from the provision of private rooms and radiology and artificial limbs and some medical analysis and fees and is expected to increase by 20 million dinars, according to budget estimates for the current fiscal compared to the previous year which was (25 million dinars).

The sources pointed out the budget statement shows the revenues expected to be collected from the health insurance for expatriates are estimated at more than 108 million dinars, especially since the ministry collects fees (online) after cancelling the contract with the service provider as of July 28, 2019.

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