Foreign healthcare boost for Bahrainis
Manama, April 29, 2013
The budget allocated for treating Bahrainis abroad has soared to BD14.5 million ($38.1 million), from BD4.5 million in 2007, a report said.
Rising costs have prompted the government to explore a new approach to medical care out of Bahrain, it was claimed at the Cabinet session, according to the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Under the plan, leading foreign doctors would be invited to examine Bahraini patients, a move which would benefit local practitioners and keep them abreast of latest medical trends in the world. – TradeArabia News Service
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