KPME: Access and cost of healthcare in the private

Shujayathulla E Research Assistant, Indian Social Institute, Bangalore      Date: 12-12-2017 The recent development in Karnataka on Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) amendment propelled me to compose this article. You would find qualitative analysis in this article, where I have gathered some information from respondents from varying backgrounds. I would not say whether the private doctors’... Continue Reading →



Link Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Updated: Dec 3, 2017, 08.31 AM IST Some of the files and reports found during the raid * I-T officials find unaccounted money and secret foreign accounts  * They also find documents pointing to a nexus between docs and labs Two of the top IVF centres of Bengaluru and the doctors attached... Continue Reading →

ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಖಾಸಗೀಕರಣ ಕೇಂದ್ರದ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾವಕ್ಕೆ ವಿರೋಧ

Link ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ವಾರ್ತೆ 1 Dec, 2017 ‘ಉತ್ತಮ ಸೇವೆ ಒದಗಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳನ್ನು ಖಾಸಗಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಒಪ್ಪಿಸುವಂತಹ ನೀತಿ ಆಯೋಗದ ನಿರ್ಧಾರ ಸರಿಯಲ್ಲ. ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಹಕ್ಕು. ಖಾಸಗಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸರಿಸಮಾನವಾಗಿ ಬಡವರಿಗೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸೂಪರ್ ಸ್ಪೆಷಾಲಿಟಿ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಕೊಡುವುದು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಬೇಕು... ಕೆ.ಆರ್. ರಮೇಶ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳನ್ನು ಭಾಗಶಃ ಖಾಸಗೀಕರಣಗೊಳಿಸುವ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ನೇತೃತ್ವದ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾವಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ತೀವ್ರ ಆಕ್ಷೇಪ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದೆ. ಎರಡು ಮತ್ತು ಮೂರನೆ... Continue Reading →

Regulation is crucial

Deccan Herald Link Himanshu M, Dec 1 2017, 1:27 IST The proposed amendment to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act, 2007, has brought into focus the fault lines between the government and private medical establishments. Citing public interest, the government has sought to regulate quality and prices in the private sector and protect patients from... Continue Reading →

Kudos to Government hospitals

A rape victim was taken to Bowring hospital and referred to Ghousia one stop crisis centre. Very good response from the emergency medicine team at Bowring, the orthopaedics team and the Medical Superintendent. One stop crisis centre staff of Ghousia also responded immediately. The patient is destitute and had no money, but she still got... Continue Reading →

When a private body holds a state to ransom

Dr. Sylvia Karpagam With the passing of the Amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act in the Assembly on the 21st of November 2017, the power structures and positions around healthcare in the state have also become evident. For two weeks prior to the Bill being tabled, different groups have responded in different ways.... Continue Reading →

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