Qatar’s health insurance program Seha is being suspended
Saturday, 12 26 2015, Category: Health, Country: Qatar
Qatar’s plans to roll out a country-wide healthcare scheme have been put on hold indefinitely after a call from the Cabinet to freeze National Health Insurance Co. (Seha) services by year-end. QNA reports that during the Cabinet’s weekly meeting yesterday, the following was decided: “In support to the private sector, the Cabinet decided instead to rely on private insurance companies with experience in the field to provide health insurance services, and the continued provision of health insurance services for citizens without any additional burdens, and that the Supreme Council of Health shall, during a brief period, agree with a company or more from the private sector health insurance companies to provide health insurance services to citizens.” The SCH followed up by announcing that Seha would be suspended as of Dec. 31. That appears to mean that effective next week, all Qataris who have been benefitting from the national healthcare scheme will no longer be able to use it.
Source: Doha News