20% of old-aged Saudis self-finance treatment
Saturday, 10 20 2018, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
More than 20% of old-aged Saudis self-finance health treatment either out of pocket or through health insurance. Their number reached more than 98 thousand whereas the others i.e. 378 thousand persons are covered through government channels.
The official statistics for year 2017 show that the old aged Saudis “more than 65 years old” suffering from sicknesses is 476452 Male and Female citizens including 378398 treated by governmental health services representing 79.5% of the total whereas 98054 Male and Female citizens pay for treatment out of pocket or through health insurance representing 20.5% of the total.
Source: Al Watan Online