Dubai’s Female Escorts Need to Have Medical Insurance for a Cure article The UAE government has approved a measure that would require female escorts and their male companions to have health insurance for a cure for meningitis, or MRSA, the Arabian Peninsula’s official news agency said on Tuesday.
The Dubai government’s decision came after a public health conference in the UAE last month, which drew more than 100,000 people.
It also came after the Dubai Police Department, in partnership with the Dubai Health Department, announced plans to develop a mobile clinic for female escort services.
DHS said the health ministry had agreed to the plan, which will allow male escorts to seek medical attention at a mobile hospital within a week of the female companion’s onset of symptoms.
An official with the Ministry of Health said female escorting in the country requires a total of four types of insurance: Basic insurance, which covers treatment, medical bills, hospitalization and other services, plus a health insurance package, for the duration of the illness, and an additional insurance package to cover other services.
The Ministry of Interior also issued a statement saying the measure will be in place for the period from March 16 to June 15, 2019.
A total of 7,000 female escorted clients in the capital, Dubai, will be able to avail of this package starting on June 14.
In addition, the Ministry said it will set up a mobile clinics for male escort service, which are to be open by June 14, 2019, and for female service from June 15 to June 16.
Women seeking medical treatment for MRSA need to have medical insurance from the time of onset of the disease, according to the Ministry.
“The Government has decided to implement a universal health insurance scheme for all citizens of the UAE, and has decided that all women in the city will have to be covered for MRSEs as a condition of their admission to hospitals,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, there will be four types medical insurance, for treatment, hospitalizations, other medical expenses, and medical bills.
The number of women seeking medical attention for MRSS, or meningococcal disease, is expected to increase, as the disease spreads, the ministry added.
There is no indication as yet whether the measure would be effective in combating MRSS or prevent future cases.
Female escorts have been in a precarious position in the past.
In 2014, the UAE announced a crackdown on female escapers and their companions, after they were accused of killing a man with an ax.
Authorities had earlier cracked down on male escapers, but the crackdown was reversed after a video showing the men beating up a female escort was shared on social media.
After the crackdown, the number of male escorting deaths in the kingdom rose from 1,100 in 2016 to more than 6,000 in 2017, according the ministry.
Dubai has a large number of female escorters, who were forced to work in a male-dominated industry because of the country’s strict gender segregation laws.