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11/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Minister of Health: The announcement of the unified medical services pricing ends decades of randomness

Today, Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health and Population announced the unified pricing in private clinics, centers and hospitals for 800 medical services, the results of the evaluation of 656 health centers, and the total and partial closure of 110 facilities in the capital, Sana'a.

The Ministry also announced, in a press conference in the capital, Sana'a, the results of the evaluation of the second phase of infection control in government and private hospitals.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil said: Today we announce the pricing of medical services and begin a new era in which we will end decades of randomness, indicating that the pricing of medical services is a popular demand, taking into account the interest of the investor and the citizen.

The minister explained that the pricing includes 800 medical services, including inspection services, scouts, and laboratory tests, indicating that the pricing will be published on the ministry’s website, and hospitals and medical centers will be required to show it to the public.

He added, as a state, we cannot allow the exploitation of the citizen to continue to exist while receiving health care, pointing to the fact that accurate and clear criteria have been relied upon in estimating the cost of medical services, including the circumstances of the war on Yemen.

He stressed that the announced pricing is binding and we will punish violators and will be fully published on the ministry's website, noting that pricing has been set within a minimum and a higher limit according to hospital levels, and the medical facility is not allowed to exceed the upper limit.

With regard to the evaluation process of health facilities, the Minister of Health said: We are launching the second phase of the process of evaluating public and private medical facilities, indicating that the evaluation process is a continuous process until the status befitting the Yemeni people is reached.

The minister explained that 656 medical centers were evaluated in the capital, Sana'a, and a decision was issued to completely close 86 medical centers, partially close 24 centers, and withdraw licenses for other centers.