During the Cabinet meeting held on 18 May 2022, the Council of Ministers approved a draft resolution regarding regulating health care services within Qatar. In a tweet, Qatar's Government Communications Office gives a breakdown of the services being regulated as per the resolution.
The law regulating health care services in Qatar no. (22) of 2021 aims to improve health care services in the public and private sectors, as per the Ministry of Public Health.
The ministry explained that the introduction of compulsory health insurance as a component of the law will require residents and visitors to provide health insurance through insurance companies registered with the ministry of public health to provide them with basic health services.
To ensure smooth implementation, the ministry of public health confirmed that the application of the law will be in stages so that the first phase of visitors will begin in accordance with the procedures and controls established and the other stages will be announced later on.
The Ministry of Public Health also confirmed that the implementation of the health insurance system will contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the provision of health care services, including increased participation of the insurance sector to support the health
Part of these health care services in Qatar include mandatory health insurance for expats and visitors of Qatar.
The country's Government Communications Office also mentions that the obligation of both the employer and the recruiter towards their employees and recruits begins from the date of their entry into the country or from the date of a worker's sponsorship transfer under a new employer or recruiter. Below are the Employer and Recruiter obligations in terms of these health care services:
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