Qatar Cabinet approved a draft law that all expatriates and visitors will have to obtain health insurance to receive basic health care services.
Qatar , Qatar
26 February 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
All expatriates and visitors to Qatar will be required to obtain health insurance to receive basic health care services in the country, according to draft law that comes with the aim of providing an integrated, high-quality health system in the country.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular meeting held by the Cabinet this afternoon at its headquarters in the Amiri Diwan.
The draft law passed in today's cabinet meeting to was referred to the Shura Council. The preparation of the draft law aims to provide an integrated, high-quality, efficient and sustainable health system, through:
• Establishing the necessary policies, plans, procedures, systems and standards to provide health
care services in governmental and private health facilities.
• Determining the rights and duties of patients must be taken into account when receiving health care
• Providing health care services to citizens in government health facilities without charge.
• All residents and visitors to the country must obtain health insurance to receive basic health care