A new health insurance company (Dhaman) is going to be established which will render a complete medical service, from primary healthcare to advanced treatment at hospitals and will serve more than two million expatriates residing and working in the country after establishment, the new chairman of the National Assembly’s health committee said.
MP Humoud Al-Khudhair, however, did not give any specific date when the services will be ready, but the Assembly has already approved a law for the company to offer medical services to expatriates in the country.
The lawmaker said as when the company begins its services, it will highly reduce overcrowding at public hospitals and clinics all over Kuwait, and will also reduce administrative and financial expenses incurred on the government and these services will also improvise the standard of medical services in the country.
Presently, a majority of expatriates receives medical services at public health centers and hospitals after paying a mandatory health insurance fee of KD 50 per person annually, in addition to reduced charges for various medical services in public clinics and hospitals.
Courtesy: Kuwait Times