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MP Safa Al-Hashem welcomes 100% hike in expatriate maternity charges

Thursday, October 10, 2019

MP Safa Al-Hashem welcomed a decision by the health ministry to increase by 100 percent charges expatriate women have to pay at maternity hospitals. According to Kuwait Times report she said the new raise will regulate the service.

Hashem, who has been pressing the government to increase charges on expatriates, said the decision will greatly benefit operations at maternity hospitals run by the health ministry. She praised the health minister for accepting some of her proposals that call for imposing a raft of charges on expatriates, whom she blames for disruption of main services in the country.

Meanwhile, a proposal recently made by Hashem on violations mandating expats’ deportation was referred to relevant parliamentary committees.

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Hary Paul
Thursday, October 17, 2019
There are around 1 million expats working as "Khaddam" or house-maid, road and office cleaning or in agriculture sector in Kuwait. And I am sure their average salary is below KD.100/- per month. And the contributions made by these people are never appreciated and these people are the most exploited workers in Kuwait.

Law-makers are busy increasing fees and making life difficult for expatriates only. Nobody ever bothers about the poor people.

Nanda Kumar
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Why can''t she propose the government to stop issuing visa for expatriates and not to renew the expiring ones? No need to bark and waste her energy and time.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
For a second just think and compare the prices vs-a-vs service in India and Kuwait. In India, a C section would cost 5K to 30K in a government hospital (could be free somewhere). But just compare then to Kuwait government hospital (hygiene, cleanliness, medicines, etc) vs Indian government hospital services. Secondly, private hospitals in India, charges for C-section can range from 50K to 2lacs depending upon hospital, tests, medicines, care. So let us be rational and practical before we condemn anything. Yes, i do accept that the increase %age is crazy but then financial subsidies cannot be a promise lifelong. Its wrong but then cost/service wise Kuwait government charges far better than India. By the way, Sabah maternity has some of the good doctors from round the world.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
When kuwaiti nationals fall sick they run to foreign countries for treatment at Govt expenses. By stopping this will reduce the MOH budget significantly. Expatriates in this country is to serve the nationals here and the development of this country. I hope the Govt understands it better. Hiking any kind of MOH fees is going to stop misuse but it''s likely to hike inflation.

Friday, October 11, 2019
i think safa hashem is eating too much karela (bitter gourd).
i suggest she eat some jaggery every morning so that some times she speaks sweet language about expatriates.
by the way when i see her face my that day is bad day

Friday, October 11, 2019
Instead of giving troubles for the expatriots better to cancell all the expatriots from country & it can give us peaceful life by staying in our home county. We are here to work & safeguard the country by doing sincere job.
Our humble request is please consider expatriots as a human being.

paul siraj
Thursday, October 10, 2019
When our Honorable Kuwait Amir knows this new law, immediately he will do it cancel, In sha Allahu

Vijeta S
Thursday, October 10, 2019
I believe 70% will prefer India for the Maternity,Its Cheaper than kuwait and Quality of Doctor''s in India, Indian Doctors are Expert to handle any Adverse Situation

Thursday, October 10, 2019
That moment when you read the Obituary, find your curse has been fulfilled and you also remember someone else.

May God bless the Expats well being...
Utaalerey baba...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Hope the expat nurse & doctors at this hospital shall continue service..

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Dear Decision Makers,

It was a nice decision taken by the parliament and its members. Thanks for implementing the rule of 100% charges for maternity cases with special charges for the private room.

I humbly request all the parliament members to think about the expatriates followed by this decision in increasing the salaries of expatriates 100% then I will be so thankful & grateful to each and every one by name in the parliament.

Eagerly looking forward to have a new bill for salary increment for the expatriates.

Thanks & regards

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Recently our Kuwait''s Aamir has received best humanitarian award.
Hope he is aware of M.P safa''s views.

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