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Fujian adjusts costs of medical services
Updated: 2013-12-20

The Fujian Provincial Bureau of Commodity Price and Fujian Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission said on Nov 18 that it will adjust the costs of medical services - including emergency services – from Dec 15.

The commission decided to raise the prices of emergency treatments due to increasing costs - such as those involving operating ambulances - in recent years. The fee for transport by ambulance has been increased from 25 yuan($4.12)to 35 yuan, and use of a stretcher will cost another 30 yuan,and psychologist will cost another 100 yuan.

The fee for a consultation with a doctor has also increased - a consultation with any doctor up to the grade of supervisor now costs 15 yuan, and a consultation with an associate professor of medicine and above will cost 20 yuan.

The new prices cover a wide range of treatments, including in the fields of neurosurgery, radiotherapy and physiotherapy.