New Delhi: Recently, through a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Smt Anupriya Patel informed about there being No Central Data Of Physiotherapy Clinics
The minister stated Health is a State subject and no such information/data is available centrally. However, under Clinical Establishments Act as per data available of online registration in 10 States/UTs namely, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Assam, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, and Chandigarh, a total Physiotherapy centres functioning are 463.
Clinical Establishments Act has provision of District Registry Authority for registration and regulation of Clinical Establishment including Physiotherapy centers in each district in the state where Clinical Establishment Act is applicable. As on date Clinical Establishments Act is adopted in 11 States namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Assam and Haryana and 6 UTs namely, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Chandigarh and Lakshadweep.
Under Clinical Establishments Act, National Council for Clinical Establishments has approved minimum standards to run a physiotherapy center.
Wherever Clinical Establishment Act is applicable, no one can run a Clinical Establishment without registration. For registration and continuation, the Clinical Establishment including Physiotherapy centre, is required to fulfill minimum standards, minimum requirement of personnel, maintenance of records, compliance to Standard Treatment guidelines and comply to all other provisions of Clinical Establishment Act.
A Joint Secretary level officer of the Department of Health and Family Welfare is the nodal Officer for grievances and all Director/DS level officers have been made nodal officers for their respective Divisions within the Department.