Kuwait to reject residency permits to expats struck with cancer, other illnesses
The State of Kuwait is no longer offering a residency permit to expats suffering from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and other non-infectious diseases.
The new law comes in an effort to reduce expat health costs, reported StepFeed.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health defined 22 illnesses that terminate eligibility for a permanent residency.
The Assistant Undersecretary for General Health Affairs, Majida al-Qattan, said that the law also “comes in line with a GCC council decision which dates back to 2001.”
The law also seeks to ensure that incoming expats are fit to work, added Qattan.