Jordanian private hospitals to consider raising fees for non-Jordanians

February 19, 2014 1:28 am

Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association (PHA) has said it is considering raising the fees of healthcare services offered to non-Jordanian patients at the country’s private hospitals, Jordan Times has reported. “The proposal comes after the electricity price hikes for private hospitals, in addition to the hospitals’ need to increase the salaries of their employees,” said PHA president, Fawzi Hammouri. “Hospitals pay 259 fils per kilowatt hour [kw/h], while hotels pay 160 fils and factories pay 60 fils for the same electricity consumption,” Hammouri said.