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Supreme Court demands response over poor management in Pvt. Healthcare facilities by Centre

Lawstreet Journal 2 Aug 2021 4:39pm

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The Supreme Court of India after issuing a notice to the Centre, states, and Union Territories remarked, 'let us just hope that the government replies', in response to a petition that highlighted concerns about patient mismanagement and exploitation in private healthcare institutions.

In a PIL, the NGO Jan Swasthya Abhiyan cited many concerns, including the absence of appropriate registration of private healthcare institutions, poor medical equipment and qualified employees, and overpricing at such amenities.

Sanjay Parikh, a senior lawyer representing the NGO, also contended before the three-judge bench chaired by CJI Ramana that, 70% of India's healthcare is in private ownership.

Standard regulations for healthcare institutions, treatment protocol should be provide, asserted Parikh, who also notified the court that the NGO had submitted a representation to the government on the subject.

A patient's charter was established by the NHRC and the Ministry of Health, but it has yet to be enforced. The registration resolution had been adopted by just 11 states, it was added by Sanjay Parikh. He went on to state that, In the Rajya Sabha, there has been debate about operations performed in private institutions. The Ministry of Health later stated that the government has received several complaints of severe overpricing, people being forced to pay exorbitant rates for hospital drugs and services.


The CJI, on the other hand, stressed the need of being realistic. He explained, The issue is that we must be realistic. There will be criteria for registration. We anticipate… Continue Reading...

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