Nearly 5000 Qatari women avail National Health Insurance Scheme
Since its launch on July 17 this year, a total of 4,760 Qatari women have been treated under the first stage of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) so far, according to a press statement issued by National Health Insurance Company (NHIC). These included 1,047 inpatients and 3,713 outpatients at participating hospitals and clinics.
Stage 1 covers treatment for maternity, obstetrics, gynecology and related healthcare issues and is applicable only Qatari females aged 12 and above. A valid Qatari ID issued by the Ministry of Interior is the only document required to avail of the scheme. The hospitals currently included in the NHIS provider network for stage 1 are HMC Women’s Hospital, Al Emadi Hospital, Al-Ahli Hospital and Doha Clinic. Others such as Al Wakra Hospital, Al Khor Hospital and the Cuban Hospital are scheduled to be added to the network this month.
“We are very pleased with the smooth introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme,” says Dr. Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, acting CEO of the NHIC. “Thousands of patients have been treated in the first month and a half since the scheme’s launch in what is a strong testament to the seamless integration between the participating hospitals and the NHIC to implement the scheme.”
The NHIS is being launched in five stages. Though Stage 1 begins with Qatari females alone, by Stage 5 everyone living in Qatar, both nationals and expatriates (including white-collar non-nationals, visitors and blue-collar expatriates) will be covered under the scheme. Click here to read JustHere’s earlier report on NHIS.
For any queries or updates, visit the NHIC website or call the NHIC call centre on 40208444.