Sri Lanka mulls price controls on private hospital charges

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is considering imposing price ceiling on charges at private hospitals to ensure more affordable health care, government spokesman, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

The government has already imposed maximum prices for a range of drugs and brought down the cost of healthcare, he told a news conference.

A cap of Rs2,000 had also been imposed on charges by doctors for patient consultations.

“We intend to have a price ceiling for other hospital charges, like we imposed on medicines,” Senaratne said.
(COLOMBO, June 13, 2018)
 

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