publish date 2022-03-19 20:31:42
The head of the Parliamentary Health and Environment Committee, Farid Haddad, said on Saturday that “many” private hospitals in Amman refused to sign the agreement with the Ministry of Health to include workers in government institutions with treatment in emergency departments of private sector hospitals of the second and third insurance classes.
Meanwhile, 7 members of the Health Committee submitted their resignations against the background of this agreement, according to the resigned committee member, Krishan’s management of the “Kingdom.”
Krishan explained that “the mass resignations came due to a difference of views regarding the agreement of the Ministry of Health with private hospitals that was concluded recently and adopted by the committee.”
Haddad explained to “The Kingdom,” that “many private hospitals in Amman refused to sign the agreement with the Ministry of Health because it does not guarantee the amount of money that will demand the health insurance fund that is heavily indebted to more than half a billion,” considering it a “step towards privatization.”
He pointed out that “what we have obtained from the decision of the Ministry of Health and the Minister that the second and third degree believers go to the private sector within the annex of an agreement has become known to public opinion … that it transfers a lot of public funds and presents them without a real control over public money towards the private sector, and that many things have become In the form of ‘hives’ that we do not accept in Parliament.”
Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari said last month that the ministry is in the process of amending the health insurance agreement with the Private Hospitals Association to include workers in government institutions with treatment in emergency departments of private sector hospitals of the second and third insurance classes.
Al-Hawari added that “the amendment of the health insurance agreement with private hospitals allows its beneficiaries to review the emergency departments in those hospitals in return for 20% of the treatment value.”
At the time, a member of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Ahmed Al-Sarrahna, said that about 1.3 million citizens will benefit from the amendment of the health insurance agreement, which will relieve pressure on emergency government hospitals.
“A higher ceiling for carrying treatment directly in emergency departments in the private sector is set at 75 dinars per visit,” but completing treatment requires approval if the cost exceeds the specified amount.
The Health Committee did not hold any session for it during the past two weeks, according to Farid on Saturday, stressing that “there are no personal matters within the committee that led to these events and resignations.”
After his resignation, the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Abdul Rahim Al-Maayeh, spoke of a “fatal administrative error by the head of the committee by excluding decisions and statements, which angered a number of members of the committee.”
He pointed out, “Decisions are taken individually by declaration and statements without consulting colleagues in the committee… which we have not seen in other committees.”
Al-Maayeh explained to “The Kingdom,” that the committee “did not properly and adequately discuss agreements signed with the Ministry of Health.” Pointing out that “we are going through an important stage in medicine, and an agreement was concluded with private hospitals with the Ministry of Health” that requires the committee to hold its meetings with “continuity and giving the opportunity for discussion to colleagues and taking a collective decision, not an individual one.”
“I have not been consulted since the start of this committee’s work, neither about its date nor about its decisions,” according to Al-Maayeh.
And on Monday, the House of Representatives will discuss in its session, considering the Health Committee dissolved by virtue of losing the minimum number of its members based on the provisions of Article (54) Paragraph (e) of the internal system after the resignation of 7 of its members.
Representatives Abd al-Rahim al-Maayeh, Representatives Ahmed al-Sarahna, Muhammad al-Khalayleh, Tayseer Krishan, Ahmad Asha, Marwa al-Sa`ub, and Muhammad al-Ababneh submitted their resignations from the committee.
The Council will set a date to re-form the committee by consensus or by vote, in accordance with the provisions of Article (54) of the rules of procedure.
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