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State hospital medical fee rates to go up

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The medical service fees charged by state hospitals will increase about 5-10% on average next month, Public Health Minister Pradit Sintanawarong said yesterday. 

The hike is due to the minimum wage increase and higher cost of drugs and medical equipment, he said.

The last time the ministry raised the medical service fee rate was in 2004. That rate no longer reflects the cost of providing medical services, Dr Pradit said.

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