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Minister: Govt to fix fees for healthcare services at private hospitals

  • Published at 01:30 pm February 28th, 2021
File photo: Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque addresses the press at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday, January 31, 2020 <strong>Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune</strong>
File photo shows Health Minister Zahid Maleque addressing the media Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Fees will be set to protect customers and avoid harassment, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque

The government will soon fix the fees of healthcare services at different private hospitals as per their service standards in a bid to reduce the harassment of patients, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday.

“Various charges at different hospitals cause harassment for people. That’s why the government has taken an initiative to fix the charges of medical services at private hospitals. A step will be taken soon in this regard after a meeting with representatives from private hospitals,” he said.

The minister stated the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting at the secretariat.

“We see a mushroom growth of clinics everywhere in the country. Although some provide good services, many others are unable to do that. Some don’t have adequate medical equipment either,” said the minister.   

Zahid Maleque said the government will soon set service standards for clinics and clinics which fail to maintain them will be shut down.

Health secretary Abdul Mannan, DGHS DG Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam, President of Bangladesh Private Medical Association Mubin Khan and representatives from private hospitals, joined the meeting, among others.

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