Living in China

China does not offer the healthiest of environments for residents. The continued practice of burning coal means that the cities are badly polluted, and many people suffer from respiratory problems while in China. High levels of pesticides are used in growing fruit and...

Healthy Workforce = A Healthy Business

Days lost through absenteeism cost British Industry over £10 billion every year. On average 7-8 days are lost per employee per year in absence – equivalent to 3.4% of total working time, or £1,000 per employee per year. By ensuring that your healthcare arrangements...

Expat medical insurance considerations – Russia

<p>A reciprocal healthcare arrangement operates between the UK and Russia. This gives British nationals free treatment in a Russian hospital, much as the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) works across the EU and nearby states. However the FCO warns that any...

Top Chinese hospital plans to open in Qatar

China based Fuda Cancer Hospital which claimed to be curing cancer through its innovative cutting edge technique called the CC treatment P model (3C P) is planning to establish a branch in Qatar thus bringing the treatment closer to its middle eastern clientele. The...

Pre-existing medical conditions – Medical Insurance

Up until recently it was not possible for Individuals to obtain cover for their pre-existing or on-going medical conditions as this was an option only open to large corporate group scheme members. However some Insurers will now offer cover for certain pre-existing...

Medical Insurance in Qatar; an overview

For 100 Riyals any visitor can purchase an annual Qatar Medical Card which will provide basic medical treatment at the state-run Hamad General Hospital. The Hamad is the only hospital in Qatar with the facilities and back-up to deal with major complex medical...

Complusory Health Insurance for Qatar

A Statutory Health Insurance Body is being set up under the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) to oversee the compulsory health insurance scheme in Qatar, with preparations in progress to implement the first phase of the scheme by the end of next year. The scheme,...