Private hospital fined RM200,000 for overpriced face masks

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry began investigating the case after a patient in a private hospital was allegedly charged RM201.60 for 18 pieces of three-ply face masks used by the nurses. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 22, 2020.

A PRIVATE hospital has been fined RM200,000 for selling three-ply face masks higher than the ceiling price, said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.

The ministry, in a statement today said the compound was issued to the hospital today for the offence it had committed under Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.

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  • Is this a reflection of how private hospitals hike up their charges? So happened that face mask is a controlled item and they are caught for that. Wonder how much they charge for other trivial items. Is that why the bill often comes up to exorbitant amounts for the poor unsuspecting consumers? The Ministry should regulate all the charges in private hospitals yo be fair to the consumers

    Posted 2 weeks ago by Mike Mok

  • Is the name of this hospital an official secret ?

    Posted 2 weeks ago by The Rover