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Minister: Govt mulling a policy to fix fee of doctors

  • Published at 06:16 pm January 23rd, 2020
web-Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque
File photo of Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque PID

He also said the universal health database program is currently operational at the Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex, and in Gazipur

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday informed the House that the government is considering formulation of a policy to fix the fee of doctors who deal with patients at private hospitals, clinics and chambers.

"The present government has planned to fix the visiting fee of patients, which will be acceptable for all, for both general practitioners and specialized physicians based on their qualifications and status," he told the Jatiya Sangsad while replying a starred question placed by ruling party lawmaker Gloria Jharna Sarkar (reserved seat).

"I hope that it would be quite possible to start the implementation process of the policy in the future,” Maleque said, reports BSS.

Responding to another question by Jatiya Party (JaPa) lawmaker Shamim Haider Patwary, the health minister said the government is planning to introduce the universal health database program at all the hospitals of the country gradually under the health information system and e-health operation plan of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

He said the universal health database program is currently operational at the Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex, and in Gazipur. 

The government has also decided to introduce this program at 60 more hospitals across the country, he added.