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Private Health Sector Credibility At Stake

Private Health Sector Credibility At Stake


Union Health Minister JP Nadda said the image of the private healthcare sector is at stake and that it should adopt a self-regulatory system to improve their credibility.
 
“Private healthcare sector’s image is on a stake. Their credibility has to be seen and they should go for a self-regulatory system. A common man’s aspiration should also be taken care,” Nadda said while addressing 14th India Health Summit. He added that the issue has to be resolved by improving communication within the organizations.
 
“We have to have a regulatory mechanism. I have written letters to all the chief ministers to look into the matter,” Nadda further said.
 
The 14th India Health Summit was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that union health minister J P Nadda urged the states to implement the Clinical Establishment Act for regulation of private healthcare institutions, in the backdrop of cases of alleged medical negligence and overcharging by private hospitals.
 
The Clinical Establishments Act has been enacted by the Centre to provide for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescribing the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them.

PSM India Initiative applauds our Health Minister for voicing himself on this issue as we feel that this is of serious concern and needs immediate intervention by the government. Medicine is considered a noble profession but unfortunately today’s private health care sector is otherwise. It has become highly commercial and the humane aspect of care and comfort to patients is long lost. There must be a uniform standard of facilities and pricing.