New GP Fees Revealed By Next Month

The National Cost of Living Action Council’s review is in the final stage.

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.

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