Kuwait has taken the decision to stop offering residency permits to the expatriates suffering from the diseases like high-blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and many more non-infectious diseases, as per the reports of Al Watan newspaper.
This decision is the first of its kind. The country for the first time has banded people with the non-infectious diseases to enter the state.
The list of diseases includes renal failure, squinting, vision problems and many other diseases.
Other diseases included in the list are Malaria, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B, Aids, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Herpes and Syphilis.
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The Step feed reported quoting the Arabic daily—Al Watan that this new law has been introduced as an attempt to cut down the health costs of the expatriates.
The Ministry of Health—Kuwait has revealed a list of twenty-two disorders, hence making people ineligible to file for the permanent residence status.
Majida Al Qattan—Assistant Undersecretary for General Health Affairs in Kuwait’s Ministry of Health gave confirmation to the news by adding that the new law came in accordance with a GCC council verdict dating back to the year 2001.
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The main objective behind the decision is to decrease the costs of expatriates’ health care on the nation’s government also the law is introduced to make sure that the expats reach in the state in a completely fit state to work.
As per sources, the latest move was set to be criticized by the international organization of human rights for being out of the ordinary in putting a ban on people from entering nations because of non-infectious diseases.
A year back the expat health fees was revised and was increased.
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Sheikh Dr Basel Al Sabah—Kuwait’s Health Minister said that the increased health fees is under review as they were implemented based on the proposal of government not on the proposal of parliament.