Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Friday welcomed the state government's move to fix rates for different types of treatments and bed charges in private hospitals
Over 1,500 doctors from across Karnataka descended on the streets of Bengaluru against the proposed law to regulate private practice of doctors and the way private hospitals are managed in the state.
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Friday welcomed the state government’s move to fix rates for different types of treatments and bed charges in private hospitals and nursing homes.
Over 15,000 doctors will strike work tomorrow protesting against the amendments to KPME Act, 2007; Those on strike to be penalised with Rs 5 lakhs and 3 yrs jail term. Emergency will not be affected.
Dr Nagendra Swamy, member of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association said, "It's unconstitutional for the government to fix prices. A private clinic, a small hospital or a big hospital should be free to fix the price they want based on the skilled services they provide. When no other sector is regulated in terms of price - for example, lawyers charge exorbitant fees - why is the healthcare sector singled out?"
The Karnataka unit of the Indian Medical Association has called for a statewide bandh of doctors on Friday.
The Mangaluru chapter of Indian Medical Association has supported the Statewide medical strike called by the Karnataka chapter of the association on Friday.
They call Bill ‘draconian’; it allows govt. to fix rates for procedures
As many as 15,000 doctors working in private hospitals in and around the city took out a rally on Friday from the railway station to Freedom Park demanding that the government withdraw The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017