‘Govt to fix charges of private hospitals’   

Published: April 15, 2019 17:35:43 | Updated: April 16, 2019 09:58:27

The government is planning to fix the charges of services provided by private hospitals and health clinics like public hospitals.

Health Minister Zahid Malik said it on Monday at a media conference at the Secretariat ahead of the National Health Service Week.

"It's a complex process but once implemented, it'll help ensure that the service seekers aren't cheated," added he, as per a report on UNB.

Malik said the private hospitals have been asked to submit a list of service fees. The government will then grade the quality of services and finalise the chart.

"It's difficult to fix the rates ... [but] we'll find out a way after talks with stakeholders," he said. "We're trying to cut the treatment costs."

He said the National Health Services Week, scheduled for April 16-20, aims to raise awareness about health.

The programmes include cleanliness drives, free medical treatment, special medical services and special outdoor services by specialist doctors.


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