KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — The Health Ministry will announce new ceiling consultation fees for private general practitioners (GPs) by the end of the year.
Bernama reported Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad as saying that a government council’s review of clinic GPs’ fees was currently in the final stage.
“I have been given a briefing on the standardisation of the consultation fees by the National Cost of Living Action Council.
“I’m confident that it (the review) can be completed by year-end and once I get the approval from the council, I will present the matter to the Cabinet (to finalise the rate),” Dzulkefly told reporters after officiating a health camp programme in Kuala Selangor last Saturday.
GPs based in shoplot clinics have urged the government to harmonise their consultation fees, which have been capped by legislation at a rate of RM10 to RM35 since 1992, with their hospital-based counterparts who charge RM30 to RM125.