UAE – Requests to add obesity surgery to insurance
Friday, 09 28 2018, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
The 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO 2018) was held from September 26 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE in the presence of 2700 physicians from 85 countries. Participants said that it is necessary for insurance companies to cover the cost of obesity surgery including pharmaceuticals.
Moreover, Dr. Omar Al-Marzouki, consultant endoscopy surgeon at Rashid Hospital said that “there are some companies that bear the cost but others refuse it categorically. Therefore, insurers should be forced by law to cover obesity surgery noting that in addition to the cost of the operation there are other related treatments for chronic cases such as diabetes, pressure, cholesterol, and other conditions”.
Source: Al Bayan - UAE