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Private hospitals are calling on the military government to address problems in the implementation of a policy to provide free medical treatment to emergency patients, saying many of them have been doing so at a loss. 

Private Hospital Association (PHA) president Chalerm Harnpanich said private hospitals support the policy but face financial burdens due to a lack of regulations and confusion over "emergency cases".

Introduced by the Yingluck Shinawatra government, the policy seeks to ensure emergency patients receive care regardless of which healthcare scheme they belong to.

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