By Gavin Gibbon
Patients require medical insurance to receive care across government and private hospitals and health centres
Employers and sponsors in the UAE are being reminded of their obligations when it comes to the provision of health insurance.
Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation, said the matter was taking on even greater importance during the current coronavirus crisis, and despite the difficult economic circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, he stressed that health insurance for staff is mandatory.
“We fully recognise the challenges faced by organisations, sectors and communities due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said. “We must comply with the basic need of employees which is the mandatory health insurance policy and therefore if the employee’s policy needs to be issued or renewed, the employer or sponsor should fulfil his obligation."
Patients require medical insurance to receive care across government and private hospitals and health centres.
Al Hashimi added: "These are unprecedented times and we will overcome this global challenge; in the meantime, we need to move ahead keeping our responsibility in mind, with commitment and cooperation.”