(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Medical bills for Libyan patients issued by local private hospitals are correct, and there is no manipulation in the expenses, a Private Hospitals Association (PHA) representative said on Sunday.
PHA President Awni Bashir described as "surprising" a recent statement made by Libyan Minister of Health Fatima Hamroush about the inflated prices of medical services.
He said the total bill for treating thousands of Libyan in the country's hospitals amounted to 90 million.
"The cost of treating Libyan patients that were sent abroad stands at 1.5 billion, and we treated 50 per cent of them at less than 6 per cent of the total cost. This indicates that our fees are fair and not inflated," Bashir noted at a press conference held on the sidelines of the International Medical Tourism Conference.
The PHA president also pointed out that none of the hospitals affiliated with the association have received any of their dues from the Libyan government.
"We only received a down payment, and the bills have yet to be audited by the Libyan medical committee here in Amman," Bashir said.
Meanwhile, Ali Bin Jalil, head of the Libyan medical committee, said there is no conflict between the Libyan government and the Kingdom's hospitals.
However, "there is a difference in the prices of the same medical procedures conducted in different hospitals and we should review the bills," he told reporters yesterday.