27 August 2018
Deputy health D-G: Higher consultation fees at private clinics soon
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A visit to the doctor at private clinics nationwide could cost you at least three times as much next year.
The general practitioners’ charges of between RM10 and RM35 are to be increased to between RM35 and RM125.
The increase was agreed to at a town hall session on “Stakeholders Consultation on the Proposed Revision of General Practitioners’ Charges”, held at the Health Ministry here on Monday (Aug 27).
Speaking to reporters after moderating the session, deputy director-general of health (medical) Datuk Dr Azman Abu Bakar said the revision of charges was due as the last time this was done was in 2006.
“The more complex one’s illness, the higher the consultation charge will be. The ceiling price for the consultation charge is RM125,” he said.