Kathmandu: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and the Association of Private Health Institution Nepal (APHIN) have announced a 14 percent increase in doctor’s consultation charges, effective immediately. This is the second time in two years that the medical consultation fees have been adjusted.
The decision comes following a recommendation by the Nepal Rastra Bank’s Inflation and Fees Advisory Committee, said Dr Sanjeev Tiwari, General Secretary of NMA.
Under the revised fee structure, the cost of doctor consultations ranges from Rs 420 to Rs 940 per patient.
For MBBS and BDS graduates with five years of experience, the consultation fee has been fixed at Rs 420. Patients seeking services from doctors with more than five years of experience will be charged Rs 515.
Similarly, individuals consulting doctors with a diploma degree and five years of experience will pay Rs 670, while appointments with MD, MS, and MDS doctors with up to five years of experience will cost Rs 750. For doctors with more than five years of experience in these specialties, the fee will be Rs 880.
Patients requiring services from doctors with a DM/MCh degree and five years of experience will be charged Rs 880, while those consulting MD/MCh degree holders with more than five years of experience will pay Rs 940.