Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Only 2,2% of national income spent on health care system in 2011

Kuwait spends 2.2 % income on health

KUWAIT:  Kuwait’s spending on the health sector increased by 86 percent during the period between 2005 and 2010. However, it totaled to only 2.2 percent of national income, stated a recent report prepared by the Skills Consulting and Public Relations Company. This was held  in cooperation with experts in local health and development fields. The report published by Annahar daily yesterday states that the government spent KD 877 million on the health sector in 2010, while it only spent KD 470 million in 2005. The report, however, indicates that the quality of medical services provided during that period increased between five and 25 percent, according to studies held by Ministry of Health(MoH) statistics, reported  Annahar.

In other news, Minister of Health and Finance Mustafa Al-Shamali has altered the pharmacy licensing law,  according to which, a pharmacist must complete a minimum five years in the field after graduation before obtaining a license to open a private pharmacy, reported  Al-Rai.
Source: Kuwait Times

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