Ministry increases expats fees for Medical Council services

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Permit to open, renew medical facility KD 200 yearly

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: The Ministry of Health has introduced new fees for the certification of documents by the Medical Council and medical tests for expatriates if they apply for a job in the government sector, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, if an expatriate needs to attest a sick leave granted by a private medical center or hospital in Kuwait or abroad, he/she will have to pay 2 dinars; the cost of medical test for persons seeking government employment is 20 dinars, the cost of disability certificate is 5 dinars; 10 dinars for a fitness certificate, ‘to whom it may concern’ certificate to determine the level of disability is five dinars.

The Ministry has also imposed 50 dinars for three months fee for the approval to advertise health-related products and 100 dinars for a license to advertise a health company or facility.

The Ministry will also charge fees to analyze the laboratories of the Department of Registration and Control of Medicinal and Vegetable Medicines.

The analysis includes medicines, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, medical supplies and all the materials which required to be analyzed. The analysis of the registered product is 15 dinars and 50 dinars for the unregistered, 30 dinars for analyzing a second time and 60 dinars when the request is repeated.

The Ministry has also approved fees for issuing an import or export license for narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances which is KD 30; fees for issuing a trade license for narcotics or psychotropic substances is KD 100, and KD 10 for stamping 50 prescription book of psychotropic substances and narcotic drugs, 5 dinars for approving the record of psychotropic substances and narcotic drugs per 400 pages.

The Ministry will charge KD 10 for certificate of good conduct, 10 dinars for the issuance of a certificate ‘To Whom It May Concern’, in addition to 10 dinars to translate the license in English.

The cost of permit to open a medical facility is 200 dinars per year and the same amount for renewal.

The issuance and renewal of oneday operations is for four years in line with the license period. A cost of licence for a permit for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is 200 dinars per year – operations and freezing embryos and other related services – renewal of licence charges for one year remain the same.

The fee for registration of a company with the right to marketing medicines, grafts, vaccines and registration of a manufacturing site is 500 dinars.

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