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PIL seeks Government Regulation on functioning of Private Hospitals

PIL seeks Government Regulation on functioning of Private Hospitals

HYDERABAD: A recent PIL filed with the Hyderabad High Court has sought some form of government regulations over the way private hospitals are being run in the state on account of allegations of rampant unethical practices.

The said PIL had been filed by a journalist form Warangle, who has sought specific action against private hospitals indulging in unethical practices . Hospitals including Global Hospitals, Care Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals as well as a few doctors facing cases of unethical medical practices have been made respondents to the case.

The petitioner highlighted a series of recent instances pointing out to corruption but where no action has been taken by the government. He alluded to the CGHS scam where funds of the government were being allegedly misappropriated by various corporate hospitals. The petitioner added that despite a CBI investigation and clear findings on the guilty , no action has been taken against the guilty hospitals by the government, Similar scams were prevalent in Telangana and AP in relation to the Arogyashri fund, he added.

The petitioner also alleged the visible inaction of the government in strengthening public health institutions, hence seeking intervention of the court. He pointed out to the case of NIMS hospital that has been  built on over 100 acres in Bibinagar, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, but has been lying unused for the last eight years. The strong remarks passed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in this regard were also annexed to the PIL adds Hans India.

Speaking about unethical practices in the medical profession, Petitioner’s counsel N S Arjun Kumar informed the bench that after the filing of the PIL, the Telangana State Medical Council has taken action against six doctors, including the infamous height surgery orthopaedic surgeon Dr Chandra Bhushan, who is a respondent in this case, for indulging in unethical practices.

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While Kumar said this was a step forward, the issue of greater governmental regulation of private health sector to prevent tragedies arising out of unscrupulous profit motives remains to be addressed, reports TOI

 The bench directed private hospitals,  state governments including Telangana and AP as well as the Medical council of India to file counter affidavits within three weeks. Matter is now listed for February 13, 2017

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan February 7, 2017, 11:40 pm

    There are touts / agents visiting on a regular basis from Hyderabad to In and around places like Raichur, Gulbarga, BIDAR etc.To trap patients to the so called corporate Hospitals. These Hospitals throw booze parties at regular intervals to local Praticeners, and also high percentage of cuts and commission.( Nothing but a bribe ). Which nothing but a bribe. These Hospitals have even managed attracted Government of Karnataka schemes like Vajpayee Arogyashree and many others. Living very little work at the respective MEDICAL COLLEGES around. And it\’s easy money for the referring Doctors and huge loss to innocent patients. Look at Fate of Government HOSPITALS , NONE of POLITICIANS, Burocrates,go for treatment . They love spend lakh of Rupees in these private hospitals instead of visiting Government HOSPITALS. It should be made compulsory to all the Government employees and Politicians to get treatment only from the Government HOSPITALS. I think there is Nexus between the Politicians / Burocrates and Corporate Hospitals.That\’s why these hospitals do All sorts funny and Fancy things with out any fear.When it comes regulatory bodies , they are are at deep sleep.specilly the state councils. Only MCI can set them right. Because of vast experience, knowledge and LACK of contact to Hospitals being from different parts of the country . Regular surprise visits could be of great help to check their activities, like they conduct for Medical colleges. The income tax department also keep an watch full EYE.There charges are exorbitant ( because it includes booze parties bills, cuts and commission charges and? Bribes to the corrupt officials etc.). Those who have filed PIL have done good Job. Even opposed such funny surgeries like GENDER change/ sex transformation, Increase of Height, Breast contouring, tummy trimming, unnecessary scans, SCOPES etc. Transplant surgery at exorbitant prices with Poor results that after obtaining free of organs from accident victims. In case death or Failure all the costs should be waived of . I think it wrong to collect money from the family of the Dead . Directly From the Heart to mobile screen at the fag end of Day , Good Night, God bless ONE and All.

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    Dr S K Roy Chaudhary January 27, 2017, 8:55 am

    I am in favour of having clear cut and fair rules for practice of medical profession be it individual doctor\’s nursing home or corporate hospitals.