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Significant increase in expat medical fee likely

The fee for medical services for expatriates will increase considerably, said Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi, and while the Ministry Undersecretary refused to reveal new amounts, he did agree that the committee is now studying the completed work and submitted a report to minister.

Dr. Khalid Al-Sahalawi, the Undersecretary of Ministry, said that medical services for expats in all government sector facilities will be 20 percent less than in private sector, while there are services that will be free, including emergencies and accidents.

The current fees are much less than in private sector, which is a squandering of public funds and this causes congestion in X-ray and laboratory departments, he pointed out.

He further said that the health insurance hospitals company will care for expats and build three hospitals and 15 health centers to treat them, rather than going to health ministry hospitals, which will reflect positively on the service given to Kuwaiti nationals.

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