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No expat to be asked to pay for COVID-19 tests, treatment directly: Health Minister

4 Jun 2020 By SHADDAD AL MUSALMY

H E Dr Ahmed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, during a press conference on Thursday, clarified that COVID-19 tests and treatment are absolutely free for all and no individual will be asked for anything. 

The minister emphasized that the sultanate is dealing with all patients irrespective of their nationalities.

“The tests and treatment are free for all expatriates. They will not be asked to pay even RO1 directly,” he said. 

“Instead, sponsors or insurance companies will bear the costs and for any reason they can’t pay, it will surely be taken care of by the government. This is a message I am giving clearly.”

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