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Shura reviews laws on diplomatic corps, medical treatment abroad

Shura reviews laws on diplomatic corps, medical treatment abroad

QNA
Doha
THE Shura Council at its weekly meeting held under the chairmanship of Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud on Monday discussed its draft budget for the fiscal year 2020.
The council then discussed a draft law on the diplomatic and consular corps.
The draft law includes 93 articles and determines the order of the functions of the corps’ members and the conditions of appointment. It also includes a number of articles on diplomatic missions, their competence and matters relating to their administration, performance appraisal system of the diplomatic and consular corps, promotion, transfer, assignment, leave and the duties of both corps’ members.
After discussion, the council decided to refer the draft law to the Internal and External Affairs Committee to study it and submit a report thereon to the council.
The Shura Council also discussed a draft law regulating medical treatment abroad. The draft law will facilitate the procedures for the treatment of Qatari patients abroad.
Under the provisions of the draft law, the State shall assume the medical treatment of the citizens abroad and shall bear the expenses of treatment and other costs.
The medical treatment of citizens abroad shall be decided by a decision of the relevant committee in case the appropriate treatment is not available in the country.
The State shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students and employees on scholarships abroad and members of their families who are legally dependent on them.
The state shall also bear the expenses of medical treatment of students studying abroad on their own expenses, on condition that they provide enrolment verification.
After discussion, the council decided to refer the draft law to the Public Services and Utilities Committee to study it and submit a report thereon to the council.

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