DOHA: All expatriates in Qatar and visitors will have to obtain health insurance to receive basic healthcare services in the country, the Cabinet announced on Wednesday.
The Cabinet also approved a draft law regulating healthcare services in the country.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular meeting of the Cabinet at its headquarters at the Amiri Diwan.
The Cabinet approved the draft law organising healthcare services and referred it to the Shura Council.
The law aims to provide an integrated, high-quality, efficient and sustainable healthcare system in the country, through:
– Establishing the necessary policies, plans, procedures, systems and standards to provide healthcare services in governmental and private health facilities.
– Determine the rights and duties of patients that must be taken into account when receiving health care services.
– Providing healthcare services to citizens in government health facilities without charge.
– All residents and visitors to the country must obtain health insurance to receive basic healthcare services.