This Jan. 25, 2017 photo taken with a super wide-angle lens, shows the new 304 million dinar ($997 million) Jaber Hospital, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kuwait City, Kuwait. (AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg)
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Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors – but only to Kuwaiti citizens.The 304 million dinar ($997 million) Jaber Hospital, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kuwait City, is expected to open in the coming months. It will be the first government hospital built in Kuwait since 1984, taking some pressure off an overburdened public health system.It carried Kuwait through the expenses of the seven-month Iraqi occupation and the 1991 U.S.-led Gulf War that liberated it.Expatriates with residency and work visas in Kuwait get subsidized health care. Westerners who live and work in Kuwait tend to go to private hospitals as part of lucrative health care packages provided by their employers.Kuwait's government and politicians have grown more wary of foreigners in other sectors as well in recent years, adopting or promoting a series of policies that target the roughly 3 million expats living and working here.
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