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N.B. Rulings are given in accordance with the Hanafi school of thought

Fatwa - Doctors Fees

Q: Is it permissible to charge a patient a certain amount if they are paying cash, and inflate the amount if they are on medical aid?

 

A:

Giving a discount to Cash patients is permissible. At the same time medical aid patients should not be unduly exploited although they could be charged a higher rate. Both doctor and patient should be aware of the applicable rate prior to consultation or treatment.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Shafiq Jakhura
Iftaa Department, Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre

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