It has been reported that “several leading private hospitals in Colombo “ are keeping a massive margin sometimes three times the supplier price and making an unethical killing.
At a time that Sri Lanka is going through an economic issue and the population has to tighten their belts, with high interest rates , high inflation, high taxes these hospitals have decided to add a 300% margin .
It was reported in the press that the NMRA is probing these hospitals.
The authorities should impose hefty fines for these businesses and even impose jail terms for their board of directors as it is truly criminal and unethical. If such laws are not present such laws should be drafted.
Families of loved ones are selling, mortgaging and borrowing to pay the hefty bills these hospitals are throwing at them . They are left helpless as the only other option is death.
Reliable sources state that these hospital owners have been mismanaging their businesses. In order to feed their egos, they take the lucrative profits of their hospitals and invest in other businesses where they have no knowledge. They have milked the cow dry and now have no option but to engage in these type of unethical practices of over charging .