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MoH plan to sell medicine to expatriates instead of fixed fee

Friday, March 24, 2023
MoH plan to sell medicine to expatriates instead of fixed fee

The Health Ministry will submit a new report to the Minister of Health Dr Ahmad Al-Awadhi, which brifs about its plan to sell medicine to expatriates at hospitals and clinics instead of paying a fixed KD 5 fee to receive their medicines, local daily Kuwait Times reported.

According to report, the consumption of medicines at the ministry’s health centers and hospitals is still large after the implementation of fixed fee. However the procedures that monitor medicine waste require tighter control at medical stores as well as government pharmacies, sources told.

There are instances of manipulating the medicine fee as some quantities of medicines are dispensed to an expatriate enough for more than one patient. The report included many cases at hospitals where expatriates are treated who utilize medical devices in addition to x-rays without paying their fees or sometimes paying only once, the report added.

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Medicine must be given to patients as required not whole box which is useless. It''s waste of money and Medicines while many people are struggling for Medicine in the world 🌎

Sunday, March 26, 2023
There is shortage of medicine, that''s why they are doing this.
Not to earn from it.
Earlier even we go for cold, if we request and doctor is good used to
prescribe 10 types of medicines.

Sunday, March 26, 2023
If MOH wants to sell medicines to residents via clinics and hospitals then let them scrap health insurance as everything and anything is being paid for as per market rate.

Friday, March 24, 2023
Ya true a good move , but Kuwait is a rich country - do you really need to profit from the medicines given to the sick ?
If I were in a position , I would say - God is so graceful in giving a major income - why should one go behind the sick to earn more ?
Anyways - I am healthy and need no medicine nor hospital - praying to keep me healthy and go ahead with Vicks and tiger balm .
Jinu Simon John

Friday, March 24, 2023
very nice good move.

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