For anyone living in Kuwait the MOH ( Ministry of Health of Kuwait ) have raised the fees for expats and per the ” social media ” spark, it will start on beginning of October 2017, below you will find the charts of the before and after for the increased fees.
|Medical Treatment at Clinic = 1KWD||Medical Treatment at Clinic = 2KWD|
|Hospital ( ER ) = 2KWD||Hospital ( ER ) = 5KWD|
|Outpatients Clinics = Unknown||OutPatients Clinics = 10 KWD|
Now alot of expats/foreigners are pretty upset & angry about this, BUT come on the increase isn’t that BIG, I was expecting the clinic fees will be around 5KWD but it was not. yes it’s an increase but it’s not that big, at least it’s still cheaper than going to a private clinic/hospital. but my question is: we pay a yearly fee for a medical insurance which is I think is 40KWD, what do we use that for what? because I have been nearly in Kuwait my whole life and I don’t know the purpose of that insurance or the card we get, I will look into that.
I am an expat and yes the increase effects us, but it’s better than ” banning ” us from using governmental hospital or increasing the price x5 times which I stated above.
Update 24/9/2017 Above picture states the fees of each medical service.
Note : The picture above which sparked the social media to talk about, there is no official stamp or logo from the MOH (Ministry of Health of Kuwait ) , so it might be a hoax or the real thing we will know by the end of the month.