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child birth charges in uae to double up

Child birth costs to double up in UAE

If you are expecting a child and child birth costs are not insured or covered by the employer, you better start thinking about the alternatives. Why? Because, child birth charges will soon go up 100 per cent at all Ministry of Health affiliated hospitals if you do not have a health card. The cost of […]

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Expats Perplexed on Expensive Childbearing in Dubai

As covered earlier, low earning expats struggle to find quality healthcare in Dubai. This extends to women expecting kids or going into labor. There are reports of expat women who have suffered from low quality treatment pre and post-natal, while saving few bucks. One such lady, an Egyptian expatriate, opted for a normal delivery at […]

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Expats have to pay for Health Card while renewing Visa

Expatriates renewing their residence visas in Dubai will have to shell out an extra Dh300 for the health card that is now compulsory. Asma Ali Zain of Khaleej Times reports that according to this new rule, implemented from December 1, 2008, residents now have to pay a total of Dh550 instead of the Dh250 charged […]

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Emirates ID Card to replace Health Card

As mentioned earlier, one of the potiential usage of Emirates ID Card, mentioned by EIDA, is that it can be used as Health Card. However, those who have yet to get the ID Card can continue using existing Health Card.

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