By next year, health insurance for all
The third and last phase of the Social Medical Insurance Scheme (Seha) which will include all residents comprising employees, workers, domestic helpers and visitors, will start in 2016, the Minister of Public Health HE Abdullah bin Khalid al-Qahtani has said.
However, he said “adding workers to the third phase will coincide with the opening of new hospitals planned for single workers next year”.
Speaking about health insurance for expatriates, HE the Minister said employers will pay the cost of insurance for their staff and the premium will not be deducted from their salaries.
There will be separate insurance packages for different segments of expatriates, “for example, the insurance package for personnel will differ from workers and from domestic workers,” Qatar News Agency quoted the minister as saying. The insurance for visitors will cover emergency services only.
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Source News: Gulf Times