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Colluding medical centers penalized

 |  July 26, 2012

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) imposed substantial fines on all GCC-approved medical centers and administrative offices for collusion. The centers were found to have fixed uniform fees, divided the market, and were exploiting customers “by restricting their choice and imposing unfair terms and conditions.” The activities served to guarantee revenues for the medical centers and also eliminated incentives to innovate and improve efficiency.

20 medical centers were each fined Rs20 million (211,864 USD) and five administrative offices were fined Rs10 million (105,932 USD) for their participation.

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