Medical Chamber wants to double fee for emergency care

The Czech Medical Chamber has voted to increase the fee for emergency care from 90 to 200 crowns,  the chamber's head, Milan Kubek announced on Sunday. The chamber argues that the service is frequently abused by patients and doctors serving in ER wards are overburdened. Health Minister Vlastimil Válek said he is not personally in favour of doubling the fee in the present economic circumstances but that he would open a debate on the proposal at the next session of government.