Scared patients, overflowing hospitals and overworked doctors: It's time Tamil Nadu govt got its act together in Chennai
Of the 22 hospitals listed on this Government Order, the number of private players catering to COVID-19 patients in and around Chennai has increased to 45 in a period of two months. Yet, there is uncertainty regarding the functioning of these hospitals.
Govt courts private hospitals to boost health insurance programme, offers incentives; NHA likely to seek Rs 8,000 cr for next year
Launched last year, the scheme is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plans to reform the country’s health system.
A tale of two hospitals in two countries: How an emergency revealed broken state of Indian healthcare
In a broken system, hospitals don’t trust insurance companies to pay bills; insurance companies don’t trust hospitals not to inflate charges; and the hospitals, insurers and patients all know that going to the courts with a claim means endless years of litigation, from which lawyers will be the only ones to profit.
The Delhi government will provide free treatment to those who meet with an accident, suffer burn injuries or acid attack within the geographical boundary of the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal announced.
Charter of Patients' Rights: Time for govt to put in place mechanism to prevent medical malpractices, negligence in private hospitals
NHRC finalised a comprehensive 17-point charter of Patients’ rights in April last year and circulated this to the Union and State governments for comments
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Maharashtra's NGO-run private hospitals told to add 'charity' in their names to help poor patients identify them
All NGO-run private hospitals in Maharashtra are asked to add "charity" to their names so as to help poor patients identify them and avail the facilities
The Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it was in the process of formulating a stringent law, on the lines of the Centre's Clinical Establishments Act, to regulate private nursing homes and hospitals in the state.
While the government's directive to doctors to prescribe only generic names unsettled pharma companies, the NPPA's (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority) move to cap prices of medical devices such as stents and knee implants created discomfort for the manufacturers.
Max Hospital row: Arvind Kejriwal calls for legal framework to check 'open loot' by private hospitals
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said there should be a legal framework to check "open loot" and "criminal negligence" by private hospitals, in the wake of a premature baby wrongly declared dead.
The Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday in Belagavi passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state.
Karnataka doctors' protest: Around 50,000 medicos call off five-day strike, start treating out-patients
Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday.
Health ministry expands CGHS benefits: Move to provide free treatment in empanelled private hospitals to 45 lakh employees
The ministry of health and family welfare has made it easier for central government employees to avail CGHS benefits from private hospitals.
AAP free surgery scheme: Delhi leaders call it a diversion from corruption charges, question feasibility
Delhi BJP called the Arvind Kejriwal government's 'free surgery scheme' a "deception" to divert attention from corruption charges it is facing.
In Kerala, nurses are now making a pitched battle to gain a respectable level of subsistence.
Experts have doubted the attainability of targets set by the National Health Policy 2017, as it avoids the task of chalking out a clear path to synergise relationship between public and private players
Urging private hospitals not to charge patients exorbitantly, Banerjee explained that she was not against those who were able to pay hefty amounts for their treatment.
Fewer rural women opting for private healthcare: Study shows increased access to government hospitals
There was a 24 percent rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a country where half the rural population uses private healthcare, which is four times costlier.
Patients and their families would have sent their collective blessings skyward had the government simultaneously heeded their plaintive plea too
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav urged PM Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to allow Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 invalid notes at private hospitals.