News Coronavirus watch24 Nov 2020

Morocco:Task force to monitor over-charging of COVID-19 patients

| 24 Nov 2020

Morocco's Ministry of Health has announced that it intends to set up a central commission to monitor practices related to billing for COVID-19 patients in private clinics following complaints of overcharging, reported Morocco World News.

The commission will include the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance Agency and the National Order of Physicians. The ministry will also create regional commissions for the same purpose.

Morocco’s health minister Khalid Ait Taleb called for the respect of the country’s health protocol and official pricing for COVID-19 treatment. He also urged his administration to handle any violations firmly, according to the report.

The ministry had, in early November, published reference prices for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in private clinics after public complaints surfaced. It had also launched an online platform for the public to file their complaints against private clinics which do not comply with the reference prices.

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