The minister said the government owed hospitals an estimated $80 million. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Monday that the government would pay its overdue payments to hospitals by issuing treasury bonds, proposing that the National Social Security Fund increase its reimbursements in line with a price reduction on certain medications.Some of pharmacists only used to take half of their share, allowing patients to hand in their bill to the NSSF based on the original price".He also said that he proposed that the NSSF increase its coverage in line with the price reduction. Therefore, the NSSF should increase its contribution by 85 to 95 percent," he said.He also noted that the NSSF would maintain its 10 percent profit margin.
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