Ministry to enforce cost-controls for coronavirus treatment at private hospitals

The inside of one of the laboratories of the coronavirus-related hospital (File)

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday (August 10) that prices for coronavirus-related services will be reduced by 40 to 50 percent at private hospitals and health centers, in order to ensure availability of treatment.

The Inspection and Follow-up Directorate will monitor and visit private facilities in order to ensure adherence to the public health guidance, according to a press release.

“The prices of [appointments] for professional physicians will be determined by the [Kurdistan] Doctors Syndicate and mobile medical teams should not go to houses without acceptance and permission from the ministry,” the statement added.

According to the health ministry, there have been 17,039 total cases of coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region as of Sunday. An official tally of 10,143 patients has recovered from COVID-19 and 648 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)