No increase in referral fees — Ministry of Health

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health has said that there has been no increase in fees related to patients referrals from health centers to governments hospitals, according to Khaberni News.  اضافة اعلان

The ministry said it has not increased the fees on patients’ referrals, but has extended the period of time covered in the referral of a patient requested by a general practitioner to a specialist at a comprehensive health center or at specialized hospital clinic from three to six months. 

The aim of the extension, according to the ministry, is to alleviate the burden of patients who have to make frequent visits to specialists. However, fees stood at 250 fils for referrals valid for three months, but now stand at 500 fils, valid for six months. 

In its statement, the ministry called for accurate reporting of news and to verify information from its official source.

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