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To help stop the closure of hospital departments as well as entire hospitals, the waste-cutting panel of the Government Revitalization Unit, in examining the health ministry’s budgetary requests, has called for a review of how hospitals and clinics are remunerated for the medical services they provide.

Although this review is understandable, it may be necessary for the government to consider whether it is enough merely to adjust remuneration allocations to clinics and hospitals.

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