The government will soon fix the fees of healthcare services at different private hospitals as per their service standards in a bid to reduce the harassment of patients, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday.
"Various charges at different hospitals are the causes of harassment for people. That's why the government has taken an initiative to fix the charges of medical services at private hospitals. A step will be taken soon in this regard after a meeting with representatives from private hospitals," he said.
The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting at the secretariat, reports UNB.
"We see a mushroom growth of clinics everywhere in the country. Although some of those are providing good services but many others are unable to do that. Even they don't have adequate medical equipment," said the minister.
Zahid Maleque said the government will soon set service standards for clinics and those will soon be shut which will fail to maintain that.
Health secretary Abdul Mannan, DGHS DG Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam, president of Bangladesh Private Medical Association Mubin Khan and representatives from private hospitals, among others, joined the meeting.