Cabinet Approves Law Regulating Treatment for Citizens Abroad

Chaired by the Prime Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, at Amiri Diwan, the Cabinet at its weekly meeting yesterday morning, approved a draft law regulating medical treatment abroad.

The preparation of the draft law replaces the Amiri Decision No. (51) of 2012 on regulating medical treatment abroad to keep abreast of recent developments in the medical treatment system to facilitate the procedures for the treatment of Qatari patients abroad and provide them with the best services.

Under the provisions of the draft law, the State shall assume the medical treatment of the citizens abroad and shall bear the expenses of treatment and other costs in accordance with the provisions of this law and its executive regulations.

The State shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students and employees on scholarships abroad and members of their families who are legally dependent on them. The State shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students studying abroad on their own expenses, on condition that they provide enrollment verification.

Source: Government of Qatar