Ministry discussing JMA's suspension of insurance payments

(Photo: Jordan Medical Association)
AMMAN — The Jordan Medical Association (JMA) issued a statement that they would no longer be providing treatment to people paying through insurance companies, instead they will only take cash as their row with the Jordan Insurance Federation reaches a stand-still. The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply is currently studying the decision to consider its legality and effects, the ministry spokesperson, Yanal Baramawy, said.اضافة اعلان

In a press statement on Sunday, he said that the main consideration is whether it breaches Jordan's Competition Law, especially Article (20/c), which prohibits any private sector entity from regulating practice of any profession, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

He added that the law also bans these private entities to sponsor any agreement or arrangement that restricts or prevents competition contrary to the law's provisions.

Baramawy said the necessary measures will be taken to address the issue, in accordance with the law's provisions and relevant legislation.

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