Govt plans to have control over pvt hospitals

Published: September 09, 2020

MYSORE: The government is planning to reserve beds for the poor at private multi specialty hospitals.

Medical education minister S A Ramdas on Friday pointed at the lack of control over the private hospital and said they are bring in a legislation to protect the interest of the common man. According to him, the bill to deal with the private hospitals is ready. The aim is to have a control over the private players in health sector, he said inaugurating new facilities at the Mysore unit of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research.

He said the bill mandates 33% of the beds be reserved for the poor and the treatment extended to them at affordable cost. The private hospitals are charging exorbitantly, which the government is not able to control, he stated adding necessary clearances are through to put in place the new rules.

Referring to lack of space to extend the Krishnarajendra Hospital, he said: “The space next to Mysore Medical College and Research Institute will be utilized to extend health care. A cancer treatment centre will be set up too.”

Director of Sri Jayadeva institute of cardiovascular science and research Dr C N Manjunath said the government has allotted 15 acres at P K Sanatorium where they will move after constructing cardio hospital, which, he said, will be a multi-specialty unit. The Mysore unit has attended to 25,000 outpatients and 4,000 inpatients in a year and has conducted over 2,000 angiogram surgeries.

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Published September 09, 2020 by in Uncategorized

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