Private Hospitals in India Making Profits up to 1737%


Critique of the rules framed by the Health department, Government of Karnataka for the Amendments to the KPME

The rules look highly watered down. It doesn’t show the government to be in charge but rather like a collaborator with the private medical establishments.  There is no mention of what happens if these Rules are not implemented or would that come in the main Act and Amendments? There is still only a draft version... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Press release – Karnataka Janaarogya Chaluvali

press release_kan20thnov17 (1) PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, BANGALORE We demand that all parties ensure that the KPME amendment is passed without dilution  Removing price regulation through price caps defeats the purpose of the amendment  Grievance Redressal committee and Patient rights charter are integral steps towards accountability, they must not be diluted  JD(S) and BJP have... Continue Reading →

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