Health professions council hikes fees for practitioners

January 25, 2018, 6:09pm

The Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA) has hiked levies paid to it by health care practitioners for the first time after four years, a move that has been lauded as the right step in the direction towards financially propping the under-funded body.

An HPCNA official who declined to be named said he could not comment on how deep the spill-over effects will be for ordinary Namibians in the case that general practitioners hike their charges for services rendered.

Annual fees for maintaining registration have been hiked by 10% while fees relating to examination, education, tuition or training, registration, lodging of a notice and for continuing professional development have seen 25% hikes.