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Expat numbers to be slashed, health insurance must for visitors

A parliamentary plan is in place for discussion at the National Assembly, aimed at urging the government to take immediate actions to resolve demographic imbalance in the country. According to sources, the plan will be later discussed and may be shortly put into practice, and would be mainly based on banning hiring of expats for advisory and consultancy positions at various ministries and senior officials’ offices.

The plan also suggests reducing number of expats by 30 percent annually, laying off unnecessary expat workers and replacing those in administrative positions with Kuwaitis.

Further, the plan will also ban ministries from contracting companies to provide administrative staff, unless they only employ Kuwaitis.
Further, Health service fee would be increased and health insurance fees for visitors would be introduced soon, as per the plan. Private companies would be compelled to provide healthcare for their staff. Treatment of expats at public hospitals would be banned after the health insurance hospitals are readied.

The plan would be discussed in the parliamentary term in November, after the grilling motions and discussions on state budget in the current term, and the passage of Ramadan.



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