99% of Dubai residents have health insurance
Tuesday, 10 17 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
A survey revealed that 50% of residents in the country are unable to finance the cost of treatment for themselves and their families whereas 93% prefer self-treatment when they feel sick instead of referring to a doctor. Dr. Ali Lutfi, head of the licensing section for health insurance providers at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that there are 50 health insurance companies in Dubai and he confirmed that the health system promoted health insurance.
Moreover, Dr. Lutfi said to “Emarat Al Youm” at the margins of a press conference held at “Cigna health insurance” that the health insureds in Dubai represent 99% of residents, and this will guarantee adequate health care services.
Source: Emarat Al Youm