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There is now debate over pricing practices in the private medical care industry.

Almost two decades ago, an old-age home phoned for a private ambulance to take my late mother to a private hospital. The old-age home and the hospital are on neighbouring properties.

The private ambulance company sent a bill for R8,000 for this journey of 100m or so.

I hope this sort of predatory pricing can be regulated in future.

Keith Gottschalk

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