Diabetics and poor seers were banned from permanently living in Kuwait
Traveling to Kuwait for work, foreigners suffering from cancer, diabetes and a number of other non-communicable diseases will no longer be able to obtain a residence permit. This is reported by Al Arabiya.
In general, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health identified 22 diseases, which now do not give the right to permanent residence in the country. Among them, including kidney failure, vision problems, high blood pressure, diarrhea. Already having a residence permit for the detection of these diseases will not be deported.
As noted, the new measures are aimed at reducing health care costs, as well as ensuring the arrival of workable emigrants in the country, writes Stepfeed. The Ministry of Health explained that it also allegedly corresponds to the decision of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf (GCC) adopted in 2001.
Earlier, Kuwait banned the entry or exit of people from the country in accordance with international laws. This applied to AIDS patients, herpes, hepatitis B and C, malaria, leprosy, syphilis, tuberculosis and gonorrhea. However, this is the first time that a country prohibits the arrival of people with non-communicable diseases.
The newspaper notes that in the fall of 2017, Kuwait for the first time in two decades increased the price of medical care for emigrants. This happened after a number of parliamentarians claimed that the Persian Gulf states can no longer afford medical care at a low price or free of charge because of declining oil revenues. They also noted that in a country with 70 percent of migrants, such measures will help reduce the burden on the health sector.