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Ministry acts unhealthily: group

RIDING ROUGH-SHOD:A health insurance alliance yesterday accused the health ministry of violating procedures and ignoring negotiations when making policies

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff Reporter

There has also been an annual budget (NT$2.5 billion) planned specifically for hospital care fees, Foundation for the Welfare of the Elderly secretary-general Wu Yu-chin (吳玉琴) said, “and the money is supposed to be ring-fenced for the training of nurses and their salary increases.”

However, a supervisory mechanism overseeing fee distribution has been lacking, Wu said.

“In this way the authority is allowing the money to be stashed in hospitals’ private accounts for their arbitrary use,” Wu added.

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