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Cabinet approves fee imposition plan for Gilgit-Baltistan hospitals

Dr. Ali Madad Sher briefing journalists about GB cabinet's decisions

Dr. Ali Madad Sher briefing journalists about GB cabinet's decisions
Dr. Ali Madad Sher briefing journalists about GB cabinet’s decisions

Our Correspondent

Islmabad, March 26: Cabinet of the Gilgit-Baltistan government has approved a fee structure to be implemented in the government run hospitals of the region. The decision was taken today at the meeting of the regional cabinet.

According to details shared Dr. Ali Madad Sher, Information Minister, the fee will help in improvement of health services and retention of doctors, by enabling the government to offer better salaries. Dr. Sher said that the new charges will be implemented from Wednesday (today).

The new fees are:

PTIt has also been decided that the money collected from these services will be deposited in the national bank and a committee under the the leaders of Medical Superintendent will manage the processes.

The decision is highly unpopular among the masses because the government is being accused of fraudulent practices, corruption, nepotism and extravagance.

A similar announcement earlier this year had triggered a storm of condemnation across the region. People had asked the government to cut down the expenditures, bring an end ot corruption, create transparency and save money for utilization on essential services, instead of overburdening the already deprived segments of the population who visit public hospitals.

2 thoughts on “Cabinet approves fee imposition plan for Gilgit-Baltistan hospitals

  1. Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan should take an action about this issue and resolve it for the sake of poor people of Gilgit-Baltistan. People shouldn’t be paying any of these charges; we know where this money will go… People of Gilgit-Baltistan are already suffering; they should do a Darna in front of the DHQ hospitals until the government cancels these fees… You know the government staff will be reimburse the money and just the poor unemployed people will be paying it. So please say no to these charges…

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