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Hike in ‘health’ fees for expats
August 1, 2017, 8:27 am

Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi announced the activation of the decision to increase fees for services offered to expatriate residents and visitors, and indications are rife that the next few hours may be witness to massive reshuffling of Ministry of Health officials at various levels.

While launching the 'National Fence' campaign Monday, Dr. Al-Harbi declared the Blood Bank at Sabah Health Region will be inaugurated soon. He added the campaign has restored the value of unity, kindness and love of the country while marking the anniversary of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

He explained the rate of increase in fees for services offered to expatriate residents will be insignificant, while the reshuffling will affect directors of health regions and hospitals, their deputies and head of health centers.

He stressed the ministry is considering the establishment of an independent health authority. He also said the Ministry of Health in Kuwait superintends and audits and provides healthcare services, and there should be an independent body to monitor healthcare services provided by the ministry — as observed globally.

Source: Arab Times

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