Healthcare in Kuwait
The Middle East seems to be a country of choice for many expats. 70% of Kuwait’s population are expatriates, and as a result Kuwait over the past 10-12 years has had a major construction boom providing the necessary accommodation requirements for the increase of expats.
Why is Kuwait a country of choice for relocation?
There are many things to do in Kuwait, beaches, water sports, lots of museums, aqua parks, shopping malls, restaurants, cultural centres, monthly social events and Falika Island for weekend getaways. It is a very family friendly environment.
Kuwait has a subtropical desert climate. Their winters are mild and the summers very hot sometimes climbing up to 50 degrees Celsius. The weather is ideal, especially in the winter months which are October/November to March/April.
Low crime rates
Kuwait does have a low crime rate, however, like any other country, you should still take care and be aware of your surroundings.
Many expatriates moving to Kuwait are attracted by the high salaries that compare well to international standards. The fact that there are no taxes to be paid does not hurt either.
Low petrol / gas prices
With car transportation being the primary form of travel, low fuel prices are ideal.
If you have a degree in the right field and relevant work experience, you have a great opportunity to find your dream job in Kuwait.
Another major reason for moving to Kuwait is the quality healthcare. The healthcare system is a priority for the Kuwaiti government and is of American and European standard. The investment into the healthcare system is opening up further opportunities for the expatriates.
The Growth of Healthcare in Kuwait
Kuwait aspires to be one of the world’s top healthcare providers. In addition to this, they are looking to improve the quality of their current treatment centres, such as the Kuwait Cancer Centre, the Kuwait Chest Disease Hospital, the Ibin Sina Medical Centre , and the Dasman Research Centre for Diabetes.
The government plan to improve current healthcare for both residents and expatriates, therefore stopping the need to travel abroad for treatment. In order to achieve this level of service the investment in to the private healthcare sector is expected to grow and account for 20% of healthcare expenditure.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) want to add 5,400 beds, 150 operating rooms, and 500 outpatient clinics to the current 7,095 hospital beds countrywide. In addition, 1.1 billion USD (KD 304 million) will be spent on Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Hospital.
All this investment means that it opens the recruitment of healthcare professionals into the country. The government want a world class healthcare system which means they need to recruit world class medical professionals.
Cavendish Professionals work with many of the medical facilities in Kuwait, and over several years worked closely in recruiting and relocating healthcare professionals to Kuwait ranging from Consultant specialists within Haematology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, through to Neurology, Dermatology Orthopaedic and Pulmonary medicine. Last year we placed over 400 medical professionals into various hospitals not only in Kuwait but also other Middle Eastern countries.
If you are interested in pursuing your medical career in Kuwait or any other Middle Eastern region get in touch and speak to our Healthcare Consultant Specialists to discuss your career aspirations and how you can make the move to Kuwait. Visit our website and see the current healthcare opportunities available.