PESHAWAR, 9 November: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has sought report from three main hospitals of Peshawar about the fee of doctors doing private practice.

The provincial government had fixed Rs600 fee for doctors doing private practice in Lady Reading Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching Hospital. However, doctors are charging Rs900 in LRH, Rs600 in KTH and Rs1,000 in HMC.

The health department said it received several complaints about the issue after which it directed the three hospitals to ensure that the doctors receive fee not in access of the fixed rates. A report on the matter has also been sought from the three hospitals.