Increase in health fees dropped patients
Increasing health fees for expatriates had remarkably decreased outpatient appointment waiting periods said Mubarak Hospital’s Manager Dr Nadia AlJumaa. Dr Nadia also added that appointments that used to be made after a month can now be made in less than a week.
Patients referred to the hospital from various clinics can now be seen by specialized doctors on the same day or within two days at most.
“Citizens used to complain that they do not feel they are in their own country because of the crowds at various hospitals,” she stressed, noting that the numbers of Kuwaiti patients have increased after imposing the new fees. “However, we do not discriminate among patents,” she said.