Move to increase health service fees for expats

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Health ministry has conducted a study to review some health service fees to make them conform to their actual cost and which are affordable by expats, Al-Anbaa daily reported.

The daily quoting sources reported that the ministry is about to issue a decision to increase health service fees for expats, which will go into effect soon. The sources said the increase is inevitable, but will not be more than the charges collected in the private sector, and could be 20 percent lower.

Sources said the new health service fees will be imposed in the very near future because it is difficult to keep government health service fees as they are, as they are not compatible with the true cost of the services provided, and especially since the current fees being collected from expats are far lower than those in the private sector. Sources said some treatment will be for free, including emergency and accident cases. Nuclear medicine will be 50 percent cheaper because it is not available in the private sector.


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Shumaila Khan
Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Why don't they juts push the private companies to increase our salaries. There are several companies which have given any increment for many years. Such blood-sucking laws will force expats to move out of this country & then the suffering will be obvious. The government is already suffering due to oil crises & he is looking for more brainless decisions .

Anonymous
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Its very good . Government should charge for everything even for the air we breathe.

a.v.a
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

The government has been increasing the costs, but not the quality of the services for the expats. Health should have been given prime importance in the governments services to the people, instead its giving so much of sops to the Kuwaitis who are only spending the money on luxuries rather than requirments. This same money could be used to subsidize health services.

Raju varghese
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Agree with Jacob George, We have to pay for the inefficiency of the MOH as well as pay for Kuwaiti people treatment because they are not paying for any treatment. Al last it is their country and they can take any decision !

Manish joshi
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017

All fees increase for expert only more benefits get citizens and more pay experts ?

mohammed
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017

I always go to India for the treat whether it is for me or the family..... Dr. like in India cannot be compared in terms of care, patience treatment and ofcourse the fees and price.

I understand that it would cost the travel and tickets fare but it is worth doing treatment in India and at the same time you r visiting your motherland and refresh yourself...So doing treatment in Kuwait it is illogic which the quality is soo poor with higher price even in Private sector....no medical treatment has become business.

Bajrangi Bhai
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017

@ R. Mahendran :

Everyone is not like you my dear.

Most of us do not like to visit for 2 to 3 hrs wait, misri doctors, low quality medicines etc etc...

Dr Fatema A
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Health ministry has conducted a study to review some health service fees to make them conform to their actual cost and which are affordable by expats, Al-Anbaa daily reported.

Now the question is what is maximum which are affordable by expats .

Expact
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

When will our salary increase???

R. Mahendran
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It is a good move by Kuwait Government. It will stop unnecessary visits made by expats to clinics. Salute

Jacob George Thomas
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

If they are charging actual cost of treatment, Why are they collecting medical insurance?
Estimates say they are collecting nearly kd.763 million as insurance per year. Isn't that sufficient for providing medical treatment for expatriates.
Why do we have to pay for MOC inefficient administration?
if they allow expatriates to choose the medical insurance provider, no one goes to MOC hospitals.

Scorpio
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rather than increasing insurance, they should increase charges on usage of facilities.

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