Ministry of Health increases Maternity charges for expatriates
The Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, issued a decision to increase the fees for maternity services for expatriates at the Ministry of health.
According to Al Rai media report, the new fee will be in force starting from today, October 9th. According to this, the non-Kuwaiti patients enrolled in the health insurance will be charged KD 100 for normal delivery and 150KD in case of cesarean.
The new decision also increased the daily charges for the private room to 100 dinars per day, an increase of 100 percent.
Al-Rai daily reported that the decision to increase maternity fees for expatriates was issued after a careful study that took into account the high cost of health service from medical staff and equipment, and also took into account the vast difference in maternity fees between the public and private sectors.