THE monetary policy will conclusively mould the new pricing regime by medical professionals, a Zimbabwe Medical Association official has said.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
This comes in the wake of fears that doctors would charge exhorbitant fees for consultation and reviews.
A ZIMA Mutare Branch a fortnight ago had come up with its tariffs starting from US$30 for consultation fees.
ZIMA national spokesperson Dr Sacrifice Chirisa told HealthTimes in an interview that consultations are underway to come up with an ultimate tariff regime.
“Discussions are still underway and it was unfortunate that our Mutare chapter rushed to release their pricing regime suggestion,” he said.
He said they would come up with the final decision after the monetary policy to be presented by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor.
“Can we wait after the monetary policy?,” Dr Chirisa asked for more time. “We are waiting for the monetary policy so that we can come up with a reasonable pricing structure. It would not be good to give you a final position now before the monetary policy because it would either be detrimental to us or the public.”