Residents in Dubai with a basic insurance policy are getting partial relief. Some of the prescription medicines that were removed from the Dh600 ‘Essential Benefits Plan’ have been reinstated – and more could be added to the list, according to top healthcare industry sources.
It was in February that the list of medicines eligible under basic was dropped from more than 2,000 to about 700. It meant that these insurance policyholders had to pay out of their pockets if they still wanted to have those meds. The other option, equally expensive, would have been to upgrade their insurance policy.