Posts Tagged ‘Kuwait’
The Ministry of Health in Kuwait has announced plans for an increase in the salaries of non-Kuwaiti doctors in recognition of their massive contributions to the country’s healthcare sector, reports Al-Anba Daily. The salary hike will apply to doctors who have worked for the Health Ministry for more than five years. The increase for registrars [...]
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that healthcare reforms, known as The Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act, are constitutional. In particular the core requirement that means Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine has been upheld. This is a major step towards America developing a universal healthcare system. President Obama claims [...]
A number of people have come down with meningitis in Kuwait recently, including a Pakistani expat. While the expat is in stable condition, The Kuwait Times reported another Kuwaiti woman had died from her illness. Meningitis is a deadly disease caused by bacteria and viruses. It triggers inflammation in the brain and spinal chord, which can lead [...]
The Kuwaiti doctors union has rejected a plan to create separate hospitals for expats, according to a report by Habib Toumi on gulfnews.com. The doctors said separate hospitals would not only hurt Kuwait’s image abroad, but also the quality of medical care throughout the country. Toumi quoted a union statement, which read: It is not [...]
The Kuwait Ministry of Health has decided to to waive cancer medication fees for expatriates. Expatriates will no longer be required to pay for cancer diagnosis and treatment in all hospitals and medical centers, provided they are legal residents in the country. Even before the decision, many foreign patients had been receiving free cancer treatments, [...]
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