K’taka medical act draft rules watered down, biased towards private hospitals: Activist

Health The draft rules are “like a collaboration with the private medical establishments”, said one public health expert. Reshma Ravishanker The draft rules of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Act have now been put on the public domain. This comes following a review meeting with the stakeholders. Health activists strongly believe that the draft... Continue Reading →


Private Hospitals, Including Fortis, Making Profits up to 1737%: Drug Price Regulator’s New Study

Link BY ANOO BHUYAN ON 21/02/2018 • 1 COMMENT The regulator’s study shows that the major beneficiaries of profits from inflated prices have been hospitals and not patients or manufacturers. New Delhi: A study of the bills of four major private hospitals, conducted by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency (NPPA) following several cases of overpricing of medical bills, concluded that the... Continue Reading →

KPME Act and Mission Hospitals

Mission Hospitals in Karnataka was also watching closely the KPME Act and its implications for their Healthcare mission in Karnataka. The silence of this sector is reflection of how an important player in the Health Care Services in the State was sidelined in the policy making. After the government sector it was the Mission Hospital... Continue Reading →

Draft KPME rules watered down: activists

KARNATAKA Draft KPME rules watered down: activists Afshan Yasmeen BENGALURU, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 23:16 IST Rules show importance of private sector participation in State’s healthcare, say private doctors The draft rules of the controversial Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Act, that have been put up on the public domain, again have health activists up in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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