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Health Insurance now mandatory to avail health services in Qatar

25 February 2021

The Cabinet in Qatar yesterday approved the draft law which stipulates that residents and visitors to Qatar should obtain a health insurance to avail basic healthcare services in the country.

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior in Qatar, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired the meeting at its seat at Amiri Diwan.


Thereafter, the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Dr. Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said in its statement that the draft law aims to provide an integrated, high-quality efficient and sustainable health system through the following measures:

  • Establish necessary policies, plans, systems and procedures to provide healthcare services in government and private health facilities.
  • Determine the rights and duties of patients to consider when receiving healthcare services.
  • Provide healthcare services to nationals in government health facilities free of cost.
  • All visitors and residents to Qatar should obtain mandatory health insurance to receive basic healthcare services.

Robin Vinod

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