Kuwaiti MP hits out at ‘inhuman’ plan to ban expats from hospital

Lawmaker condemned plan to restrict services at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital to just local citizens
Kuwaiti MP hits out at ‘inhuman’ plan to ban expats from hospital
Kuwaiti Shiite MP Faisal al-Duwaisan (Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Tue 20 Oct 2015 11:18 AM

A member of the Kuwaiti parliament has condemned a proposal by the Ministry of Health to retrict medical services at the Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital to just local citizens, banning expatriate residents, it was reported in Arab Times newspaper.

Faisal Al-Duwaisan, who called the proposal ‘inhuman and immoral’, said the ministry should instead collect small fees from non-citizens in order to reduce long queues at the hospital.

MPs also called on the minister to appoint more skilled doctors, competent nursing staff and efficient administration in order to improve health services in the country.

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