Medical fees for expats may rise in Kuwait

April 4, 20150

medical-accounts-receivable-solutionsMinistry of Health’s Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmood Al-Abdul Hadi has confirmed the formation of a committee to review the fees that expatriates currently pay for various medical services, reports Al- Nahar daily. Hadi clarified Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obeidi has the authority to increase fees for medical services without consulting the Ministers Council as per Law Number 1/1991. Commenting on the issue, sources from the ministry said the fees might increase by 30 to 50 percent, pointing out the cost of medical treatment for expatriates is considered a heavy burden on the State budget.

The current fees for medical services are as follows: MRI — KD 180 for residents and KD 245 for visitors,
CT scan — KD 70 for residents and KD 95 for visitors,
ANGIO — KD 140 for residents and KD 190 for visitors,
IVP — KD 40 for residents and KD 55 for visitors,
BA ENEMA — KD 35 for residents and KD 50 for visitors,
BAMEAL — KD 30 for residents and KD 45 for visitors, and
Sonar — KD 10 for residents and KD 15 for visitors

Source : Arabtimes arabtimes

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