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Kuwait exempts GCC citizen from hospital fee; Expats fee remain the same

Monday, June 10, 2024
Kuwait exempts GCC citizen from hospital fee; Expats fee remain the same

The Ministry of Health has amended the healthcare fees for foreigners, by exempting certain category of foreigners from the service fee and charges for medicines. According to reports, the amendment exempts Bedouns holding valid security cards, children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, non-Kuwaiti men married to Kuwaiti women, citizens of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states provided they hold valid civil identification cards or passports, scholarship students, wards of social care centers, youths below 18 years old who are suffering from cancer, non-Kuwaiti children below 12 years old who have severe disabilities, prisoners, domestic workers staying in domestic labor shelters, and members of official envoys and transit passengers.

Expatriates and diplomats registered in the health insurance system will continue to pay KD2 as service fee in addition to KD5 for medicines where as those on visit visa, who are not registered in the health insurance system will pay KD10.

Non-Kuwaiti employees in ministries and their family members will pay KD2 for services in addition to KD5 for medicines. They are exempted from the X-Ray and nuclear medicine fees. is now on WhatsApp Channel    Follow Channel

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
"If you dont like , you better get out of Kuwait.
This is how it works in Kuwait ... "

I left Kuwait after realizing this.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
All are human beings with the same needs. No one is different. The expats who serve this nation in many diverse sectors and serving the needs of this nation fully deserve fair treatment. We pay KD52 every year to the MOH as health insurance and we are not given anything in return. Instead more additional and unfair charges are being imposed on us. Thank you Kuwaiti government for proving to the world how discriminative you are towards poor people serving your nation.

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