Mediclinic releases Abu Dhabi Regulatory Update
Mediclinic International plc, the international private healthcare group, notes statements made on 26 April 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. His Highness has ordered the waiving of the 20% co-payment for holders of a Thiqa medical insurance card, when receiving treatment at the private healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi, with immediate effect. The statements have been reported on the official news agency of the UAE (Wakalat Anba'a al Emarat). The Group awaits to receive precise details of the changes from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (“HAAD”).
On 1 July 2016, HAAD introduced a 20% co-payment for Thiqa patients (those covered by health insurance for UAE Nationals or others of similar status in Abu Dhabi) using private healthcare facilities.
Mediclinic will continue to monitor the regulatory environment and the extent to which these changes will affect the Middle East operating platform.