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HEPATITIS PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Expats based in Dubai with the Basic health insurance receives coverage for two types of Hepatitis (B&C) treatment under the Hepatitis patient support program.

This initiative is in line with the WHO goal of eliminating Hepatitis worldwide by 2030. Hepatitis virus is responsible for inflammation and infection of the liver, which can lead to a serious, chronic condition in infected patients, and in some cases, a liver transplant might be needed to save a patient’s life.

The Hepatitis patient support program allows for early diagnosis in patients with limited insurance coverage and further provides financial and emotional support reducing complications associated with the disease in the long term.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR HEPATITIS PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Program is available only for insured members holding a residence permit issued from the Emirate of Dubai of validity not less than one year
  • The mandate for coverage of Hepatitis C is applicable only for insured members, holding valid policies issued after the launch date of the mandate, subject to eligibility and treatment criteria being met
  • The mandate would apply for existing residents and new residents in Dubai who were not diagnosed with Hepatitis C before entering the country. Existing and new residents who were diagnosed with Hepatitis C prior to entering the country will become eligible for enrollment only after one year of residence
  • Eligibility for enrollment into the program will be based only on confirmed Diagnosis from the Centre of Excellence (CoE)
For more details about HEPATITIS patient support program contact 800-SALAMA

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