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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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 →

Mutturaj says

ಈ ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ ಒಬ್ಬನ ಕುತರ್ಕ ಹೇಗಿದೆ ನೋಡಿ. ಈ ಕೆಲವು ಖದೀಮ ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ ಗಳು ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ಅವಮಾನ ಮಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ಬಿಡಲಿ. ಮತ್ತು ಅತೀ ಸುಳ್ಳುಗಳನ್ನು ಹರಡುವುದನ್ನು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲಿ. ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ನಿಮ್ಮಂಥ ಧನದಾಹಿ ವೈದ್ಯರ ಮಾನ ಬೀದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹರಾಜಾಗಿದೆ. ಜನರ ಪ್ರಾಣಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹಣವೊಂದೇ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಎಂಬುವ ಮತ್ತು ತಾವು ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗಿಂತ ಮೇಲಿನವರು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದಿರುವ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೀನ ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿಗೆ ದಿಕ್ಕಾರವಿರಲಿ. ಜನರು ಹೇರ್ ಕಟಿಂಗ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸೇವಿಂಗ್ ಅನ್ನು ಒಂದು ವಾರ ಅಥವಾ ಒಂದು ತಿಂಗಳು... Continue Reading →

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