Foreigners barred from healthcare i Kuwait

A Kuwaiti rights group on Monday accused authorities in the Gulf state of discrimination against foreigners by barring them from certain healthcare services at public hospitals.

The independent Kuwait Society for Human Rights said expatriates in the emirate have been barred from kidney dialysis treatment and certain drugs at public hospitals. The health ministry is also considering reserving a new hospital for Kuwaiti citizens alone, the society said in a statement.

-These decisions strengthen racial discrimination, constitute a flagrant violation of human rights and breach humanitarian values, the society said.