Aug 23, 2018

Price regulations for private hospitals next week

The price regulation for private hospitals would be enforced from next week, said Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. Under this initiative 53 various charges would be regulated. 

Minister Senaratne had instructed the Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe to expedite the final draft of the private hospital price regulatory document. Accordingly, the final report is expected to be handed over by the Health Services Director General to the Health Minister within the next two days.

Thereafter the price regulations would be gazetted. Under this initiative to regulate the charges of several services at private hospitals, some of the main areas would be surgery, laboratory, maternity charges etc.