Kuwait to ban Entry of Expats with diabetic?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

According to the Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health Dr Fahad Al-Ghumlas, a new list will be released to include non-contagious diseases such as diabetes, for which an expatriates must undergo tests before entering the country.

At present, expatriates are tested for contagious diseases such as Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV/Aids. Dr Fahad Al-Ghumlas said the recommendation for 2019 list will be approved within the next few days to include diabetes and other diseases, which will prevent expatriates from residing or working in Kuwait.

According to local media report, diabetic is added to the list as a measure to relieve the state treasury of more burden coupled with the increasing costs of medical care for expatriates.

Dr Ghumlas said that diabetes indirectly leads to death considering the complexities involved. He stressed that the essence of recruiting expatriates is for them to have strength and not to become liability.

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Monday, December 2, 2019
Diebetic is common disease if they are banning all expriates and all other countries should also banned each and every kuwaiti suffering from this disease. Are the Kuwaities not diabetic patients. Pls ban them thru out the world , they always brings stupid laws and later abolish them .

Sunday, December 1, 2019
What about HIV KUWAIT patients?

shumaila Khan
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Expats got diabetic due to daily changing rules and laws.

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Since medical science has grown to this level because of Kuwait and Kuwaitis, we are taking this decision...

Liyakat Kala
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Sad . Where is humanity ?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Kuwait...why? If it''s expensive for you allow people to bring stock medicine from there country. Let the expat go to private clinic. Don''t find reasons to remove people who have been working for you long time.this seems not at all fair. Everyday coming up with new rule.or better keep your citizens only and run the country.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
what is a joke they should learn from other west countries & put their decision.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The sedentary lifestyle and food habits that many Expatriates including Indians develop after they come to Kuwait and "over their years" mostly lead them to chronic health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetics, high triglycerides and what not?

A completely artificially made system of living is what exists here... as deserts where not intented by nature to be highly populated. Now to neglect/punish people with non contagious disease like diabetics especially if they develop it because of the situations that exist here is illogical and inhumane to say the least.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
I totally agree that there is an imbalance between Expats and citizens and they have to find a better way to send back people. But being biased on the bases of non contagious disease is ill logical as the insurance covers most of them. In fact I know quite a few bringing medicines from home country and wait to go back on vacation to get treated! There must be a better way...than giving poor diabetics a shock and stress eventually a heart attack right here in Kuwait!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
"Ban entry of expats with diabetics". Those who are already in Kuwait should rejoice, stop talking and keep on walking.
Concentrate more on LCHF diet rather than this article. Good luck, Stay fit and healthy. God bless us all.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
People will be dibetic when they hear this news

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Heehee...after sometimes expats who breathe air will also be included in the list !!!!!
Actually i enjoy reading such type of news wondering where they get these ideas n explanations...no where else u can come across such upsurd things...

Monday, November 25, 2019
Okay agreed but I have one doubt , When I came to Kuwait I was completely fit and don’t have diabetic or any other contagious deceases. I got everything from here, what about that , any chance to get any compensation for that hi…hi…hi

Murugesan Shanmugam
Monday, November 25, 2019
They need expatriates to take care them but don''t care expatriates health and their families. This is the attitude.

Monday, November 25, 2019
Solution : in this case MOH should not entertain diabetic patients - refer them to private clinics /hospitals.

Monday, November 25, 2019
OMG .... What about expats already inside Kuwait with diabetes ?
Instead of banning they can tell expats to go to private clinics.

@Scorpio was hurt in my early negative comments in news of "Highest rate of nurses and doctors" .

This is the reason why I gave negative comments.


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