Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) has announced a reversal of a price hike for its private wards following a backlash from the public.
In a statement, PGH said that the fees adjustments have been suspended forthwith. The statement reads:
Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals would like to inform members of the public that the fees adjustments for our private wards which we intended to implement with effect from 17 June 2019 have been suspended forthwith to allow for further consultations.
We have seriously reconsidered our position after listening to the concerns of our valued patients. We are therefore reverting to the charges before the announcement. Members of the public will be informed of any developments in due course.
A memorandum released by the health institution dated June 11, 2019 reads as follows:
Following movements in the various economic factors, kindly note that with effect from 12 June 2019 private wards accommodation charges per day have been reviewed as follows: executive suite RTGS1500, big room RTGS$800, small room RTGS$600, Intensive Care Unit RTGS$800, High Dependency Unit RTGS$600 and maternity RTGS$600.