Kuwait to reject residency permits to expats struck with cancer, other illnesses

The new law comes in an effort to reduce expat health costs. (Shutterstock)

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.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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