Private Hospitals To Hike Fees For Non-Jordanians Over High Electricity Costs
News: Jordan's Private Hospitals Association (PHA) is planning to increase the fees of healthcare services offered to non-Jordanian patients, according to PHA President Fawzi Hammouri. 'The proposal comes after the electricity price hikes for private hospitals, in addition to the hospitals' need to increase the salaries of their employees', Hammouri added. As part of an agreement signed in August 2013, the PHA and the Jordan Renewable Energy Society are considering starting a project to establish a 15-megawatt solar power plant to provide electricity for tens of hospitals across Jordan's capital of Amman, but the proposal is yet to be passed. The project aims to reduce hospitals' electricity bills, which reportedly accounted for more than 20% of operational costs, with an average 200-bed medical centre paying over JOD90mn (US$126.48mn) a month.