Bahrain approves increase in expats' healthcare fees

Prices will more than double from $8 (BD3) to $19 (BD7)

Bahrain has reportedly approved an increase on expats’ healthcare fees in public hospitals, according to a memo addressed to the Health Ministry.

Fees for expats will rise from an existing $8 (BD3) to $19 (BD7), reported Gulf Daily News.

In addition, foreigners in the gulf state will only be able to purchase medication from private pharmacies, not public health pharmacies.

The memo, which was sent from the deputy Prime Minister’s office, revealed a set of new rules and regulations for the health sector.

The recommendations were made by the Ministerial Committee for Financial Affairs and Rationalising Expenditure to Health Minister Faeqa Saleh.

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