Influx of Seha patients stretch capacity of Qatar’s private clinics

The number of Qataris seeking medical treatment in private clinics appears to have grown substantially since the launch of the country’s nationwide health insurance scheme, with at least one prominent hospital reporting that up to half of its patients are now nationals.

Since Seha (“health”) started in August 2013, the program has expanded to cover the cost of medical treatment of all Qataris. The insurance scheme is now accepted by nearly 200 privately-run hospitals, clinics, health centers, opticians and other service providers across the country.

Previously, nationals could only get free treatment at a limited number of government-run hospitals and local health centers.
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Source News: Doha News
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