The Health Insurance Hospitals Company (Daman) called on the Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Counselor Mishaal Al-Mudhaf to present the vision of its health care system, its preparations, the services it provides, and its role in checking expatriate manpower in their respective countries before they take employment in Kuwait, and the impact this practice will have in enhancing national health security.
Al-Jarida said the meeting was attended by Thamer Arab, Daman’s CEO, and Adel Al-Jumhur, the company’s director of local and external services. Arab said the aim of the visit was to review the most important activities, developments, and preparations the company has made in terms of vision, goals, achievements, and current and future plans, as a government initiative by the Ministry of Health as the first healthcare institution in the Middle East operating under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) system, which contributes to diversifying sources of income to benefit the Kuwaiti economy.
He pointed out Daman is the first entity in the Middle East to provide such services in the integrated health maintenance system by providing health insurance with an integrated system of healthcare centers, hospitals and various related services such as laboratories, pharmacies, radiology, and other matters related to consultations and diagnosis, treatment and prevention to raise health care indicators in Kuwait through prevention and community awareness.
Arab praised the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kuwaiti embassies in supporting various national development projects, noting that “Daman” will play a big role in enhancing health security in Kuwait in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to alleviate the burden on the Ministry of Health, and providing an integrated healthcare service for residents starting from the moment they are hired to work in Kuwait which will continue throughout their stay in the country, as the first stage of the company’s relationship with the expatriate begins in his country, by opening a file and recording his/her data and medical history and conducting the necessary medical examinations, and then health care services continue in Kuwait if this person is healthy and fit.
He pointed out that, based on the laws and government decisions regarding the establishment of “Daman”, it intends to start a project to examine expatriate workers, according to what is stipulated in its articles of association and the company’s objectives.