Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has extended the deadline for replacement of health cards with Emirates ID cards to first quarter of 2017.
The authority had previously announced early 2016 as the deadline.
“We are moving all insurance cards to Emirates ID in the next few months, say by the first quarter of 2017,” Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, director of Health Funding at the DHA, told Gulf News.
He added the authority was pushing the insurance companies to comply with the new deadline but some companies were facing technical difficulties.
Nearly 3.4 million residents have already registered for insurance coverage in Dubai and expected to achieve the 100 percent by year-end.
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