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Why doctors are divided over West Bengal's Healthcare law

They fear the new rules to regulate private hospitals will hurt their ability to treat patients

Subir Roy  |  Kolkata 

Private hospitals and nursing homes in West Bengal have been in the news for the wrong reasons. Last month, a 16-year-old girl died at a Kolkata hospital after she was admitted with stomach pain. Her relatives alleged medical negligence and a local mob damaged the hospital and beat up at least one doctor. Also in the news were three nursing homes in north Bengal being investigated for running a child racket.   A week after the vandalism, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting at the Kolkata Town Hall with the bigwigs of several leading private hospitals and gave them a ...

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Why doctors are divided over West Bengal's Healthcare law

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They fear the new rules to regulate private hospitals will hurt their ability to treat patients Private hospitals and nursing homes in West Bengal have been in the news for the wrong reasons. Last month, a 16-year-old girl died at a Kolkata hospital after she was admitted with stomach pain. Her relatives alleged medical negligence and a local mob damaged the hospital and beat up at least one doctor. Also in the news were three nursing homes in north Bengal being investigated for running a child racket.   A week after the vandalism, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting at the Kolkata Town Hall with the bigwigs of several leading private hospitals and gave them a ... image
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Why doctors are divided over West Bengal's Healthcare law

They fear the new rules to regulate private hospitals will hurt their ability to treat patients

Private hospitals and nursing homes in West Bengal have been in the news for the wrong reasons. Last month, a 16-year-old girl died at a Kolkata hospital after she was admitted with stomach pain. Her relatives alleged medical negligence and a local mob damaged the hospital and beat up at least one doctor. Also in the news were three nursing homes in north Bengal being investigated for running a child racket.   A week after the vandalism, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting at the Kolkata Town Hall with the bigwigs of several leading private hospitals and gave them a ...

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