Kuwait – Takaful insurance proposal for medical malpractice
Wednesday, 10 28 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Kuwait
Assistant Undersecretary for Support Medical Services at the Ministry of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi revealed a proposal to amend the medical malpractice insurance law aiming at converting the coverage into (Takaful insurance) for physicians instead of (conventional insurance) which is under the Kuwait Insurance Association.
Al Harbi said in a press release today that the proposal submitted to the council of ministers one month ago relies on physicians themselves where KD 15-25 is levied on a monthly basis from every physician according to the medical specialization and the position indicating that the number of physicians is around nine thousand citizens and residents.
He added that this proposal followed studies conducted from year 2003 to year 2007 on professional malpractice which found that the insurance coverage through the insurance association is high at KD 600,000 for around four thousand physicians.
Source: Al Kuwaityah