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West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act: Docs protest, demands amendment in 2 weeks

West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act: Docs protest, demands amendment in 2 weeks

Kolkata: Unsatisfied with the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act, thousand of doctors walked  in protest demanding a revocation of anti-doctor and anti-people clauses in the said bill.

According to the doctors, the new West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act has clause which they claimed as “anti doctor” clause.

The doctors have threaten the Bengal government and has gave two weeks time to make the changes in law.

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“We will give them two weeks’ time and if they don’t take up the issue in consultation with us, then we will sit for a dharna infront of BC Roy House,” Indian Medical Association (south Kolkata branch) President R.D. Dubey, also a member of the West Bengal Medical Council told IANS.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that with an aim at regulating the private hospitals and nursing homes, West bengal Assembly passed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill 2017

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“This Bill aims at bringing transparency, ending harassment of patients and taking steps to stop medical negligence,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who holds the health portfolio, had said while presenting the Bill in the Assembly.

Read also: WB Passes Stringent Act to Control Private Healthcare, IMA stands in opposition

Earlier demanding amendments in the Bill, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) also requested the Bengal government  to made some changes, where IMA stated “The Medical Association is not against regulations and accountability, but the manner it has been put into the Law is contradictory to the Central Establishment Act. The IMA wants a single-window accountability, a single-window regulation and that’s not there in this Act,” IMA President KK Aggarwal  had said.

Read also: IMA seeks amendments to West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act

Source: with inputs from IANS
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan April 18, 2017, 8:02 pm

    Didi O DiDi , why don\’t you hand over ministry of Health to someone else. Try to get rid of your adamant attitude, please be reasonable . Allow your Bengali Babus to live with out fear . With cheap and silly policies one cannot clung to chair for ever. Unless you promote family planning , you can\’t change the poverty . It is same when it comes to your neighbors like Bihar, Jhakand and East Bengal and Assam . DESPITE HAVING All resources Still people have to move out of the state. Just by tinkering the Doctors , you are not going get extra votes/ seats, in fact you may even lose existing seats. Politics is good only during elections. Please try to implement HEALTH insurance schemes it will take care of health related issues, try to include ADHAR BASED identity , other wise the West Bengal Hospitals will be over flooded with Ill legal immigrants. The fighting part of your political career is over the day you defeated the Communists. You were part of all the Governments in the Center . So please don\’t treat them like your enemies. Keep distance from your psycofans / Chamchas. They could be your worst enemies and not the people from Delhi.

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