Qatar – Increase of government’s support to health by 34.3%
Saturday, 10 10 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Qatar
The latest report published by the Supreme Council of Health revealed that household spending on health decreased to QAR 1.03 billion during year 2013 which represents a 20.2% decrease compared to the household spending of QAR 1.29 billion during year 2012. In parallel government spending on health increased from QAR 9.41 billion in year 2012 to QAR 12.64 billion in 2013 with a 34.3% increase. We note also that direct spending per capita on health decreased from QAR 759 in year 2012 to QAR 515 in year 2013.
These reports identified the extension of health care in Qatar as the reason of the decrease in household spending. This in turn contributed to increasing the use of health cards issued by Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation in order to obtain access to the health care services financed by the public sector against a symbolic fee.
Moreover, the private health insurance coverage increased according to the reports of insurance companies which were compiled in the national health accounts of 2013 where the number of persons covered increased by 13.0% between years 2012 and 2013.
Source: Al Sharq