The scheme is expected to come into effect in two months.
Mental health and alternative medicine treatments such as ayurveda and homoeopathy will now be covered under basic health insurance plan in Dubai, according to a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) circular.
In its latest circular dated July 7, 2021, the DHA stated that it has upgraded the health insurance scheme in the emirate and issued new mandates and requirements to be included in the essential benefit plan issued in Dubai.
According to the revised plan, basic health cover in Dubai will now include mental health and psychiatry, ayurveda and homeopathy, which were so far not covered in basic insurance cover – essential benefit plan, which is availed of by low-income workers with salary of up to Dh4,000. The scheme is expected to come into effect two months from the date of issuance of the circular.