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Published: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 6:59:22 AM

Treatment costs controlled, Dewan told

KUALA LUMPUR: The cost of seeking treatment at Government and private hospitals is controlled, and these institutions are not at liberty to revise their charges, said Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.

Replying to a supplementary question from Senator Datuk Yunus Kurus at Dewan Negara yesterday, Hilmi said patients who are unhappy with the charges could complain to the ministry.

He added that the cost of treatment at private hospitals was regulated under the Private Healthcare Services and Facilities Regulations 2006.

Elaborating further in response to Yunus’ question, Dr Hilmi said the government had allocated RM54mil to the ministry to educate people on the need to practise healthy living.

As a means of checking the rising cost of medical treatment, the ministry had adopted the approach of disease prevention through various programmes, he said. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Health, medical bills

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