Health insurance must for all residents, visitors

  • 2 months   ago

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani chaired Wednesday the cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.

Following the meeting, HE Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said following statement:

At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet listened to the explanation provided by HE Minister of Public Health on the latest developments to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and affirmed the continuation of implementing the precautionary measures in order to combat this pandemic.

After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First- Approval of a draft law organising health care services within the country, and referring it to the Shura Council.

The preparation of the draft law aims to providing an integrated, high-quality, efficient and sustainable health system, through:

- Establishing the necessary policies, plans, procedures, systems and standards to provide health care 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 health care services to citizens in government health facilities without charge.

- All residents and visitors to the country must obtain health insurance to receive basic health care services.


Second- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Interior to exempt trainees in driving schools from the renewal fee for issuing a temporary driving license to learn motor vehicles driving.

Under the draft decision, trainees in driving schools, who did not complete the prescribed examination procedures to obtain their driving licenses during the closing period of driving schools due to the application of precautionary measures to confront the novel Coronavirus (COVID -19), are exempt from fees for renewing their permits expired on March. 3, 2020 until Aug. 1, 2020.


Third- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Education and Higher Education to reforming the scholarships committee.

Under the Provisions of Law No. 9 of 1976 Regulating Scholarships, a scholarship committee is formed in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and is responsible for drawing up scholarship policy and planning, and investigating the country's actual needs for them.


Fourth- Approval of:

1- A draft agreement on cancelling entry visas for holders of regular passports between the governments of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Moldova.

2- A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the fields of youth and sports between the governments of the State of Qatar and the Republic of Malta.

Fifth- Take necessary measures to ratify an agreement on economic, commercial and technical cooperation between the governments of the State of Qatar and the government of Uzbekistan.