MoH plan to sell medicine to expatriates instead of fixed fee

Friday, March 24, 2023

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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