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Punjab to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

will soon implement the Clinical Establishment Act to check malpractices in private hospitals, said today.

Notably, Union J P Nadda had last month urged all the states to adopt the Centre's Clinical Establishment Act in the backdrop of cases of alleged medical negligence and overcharging by some private hospitals.

"We will very soon bring a Clinical Establishment Act to regulate the private hospitals in the state. We will control this (any problem of charging hefty sum from patients by private hospitals)," Mohindra said.

The Clinical Establishment Act was been enacted by the Centre for regulation of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescribe the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them.

Meanwhile, the said the was committed to provide quality and affordable healthcare facilities to all the people.

Among new initiatives, Mohindra said his department would introduce biometric attendance system to check rampant absenteeism among doctors, CMOs, SMOs across the state.

He said his ministry would start 2,950 wellness centres across the state in phased manner to cater the healthcare services to the patients at their doorsteps especially in rural areas.

The state has decided to set up a medical college and hospital in SAS Nagar (Mohali). He said the construction work will start this year.

The health department has decided to provide free dietary support to the patients undergoing treatment for TB, he said.

The minister said the government has decided to set up five trauma centres near national and state highways.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:45 IST