Can Delhi Govt new draft bill on private hospitals transform “Medical Industry”
The whole nation looks eagerly at the capital. Can the Delhi government’s latest attempt to tame the ‘lucrative medical industry’ of the country for the common good of all find success?
It is the draft bill announced by the health minister of the AAP government of the national capital, Satyendar Jain, who has prompted the nation to look at Delhi with eager-filled eyes.
The draft bill has proposed several populist policies to make sure that the private hospitals and nursing homes reduce their exploitative character.
If the bill comes into force, the private hospitals and nursing homes cannot wrist huge profit from the medical business, as the bill proposes severe profit cuts and government monitoring.
As expected, the majority of the medical practitioners have dismissed the proposal as impractical. They say that though the bill aims to help the poor people who struggle to find proper health care facilities, it in the long run will fail to serve the purpose for which it has been proposed.
Is it necessary to regulate the private hospitals functioning in the country? What kinds of regulations are needed?
It is the right time for the nation to discuss these questions. Anyway, the bill should get the accent of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and, most importantly, Lieutenant-Governor to become a law. If the bill is not a carefully developed weapon for a political tug-of-war, the Delhi government deserves a special appreciation.
Vignesh. S. G
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