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Registration of hospitals under clinical establishment act begins

Gurugram: A large number of private hospitals have not registered themselves under the clinical establishment act. Even as there was a deadline to include all the hospitals in February, the district authorities have not been able to meet the target of including all the hospitals under this act.

Despite the move garnering a lot of resentment by a large number of protests by the medical experts, the Haryana government is all sett bring in the clinical establishment act of 2010.

The act tries to bring in more transparency in the hospitals of Gurugram.

According to senior government officials the act once implemented will make the doctors more accountable to patients. Challenges withstanding there have been six hospitals that include two government hospitals which have already enrolled for the project.

Even as the ethical practices of the private hospital in the city come under question over recent months, poor public healthcare has only resulted in an increase in the population of patients in private hospitals.

All the hospital that have the capacity of more than 100 beds are required to register themselves under this act.

Most of the hospital protested the move citing that it will provide more powers to the public officer to unnecessarily harass the doctors.

There are an estimated 150 medical institutions that are liable for getting registered under this act. "We are committed to registering all the medical institutions under this act. This act is bound to bring in more transparency. As of now six hospitals that includes four large private hospitals have registered themselves in the act," said Dr BK Rajoura, Chief Medical Officer Gurugram health department.

For long while public healthcare system continues to struggle with inadequate infrastructure, the private healthcare system in the face the credibility crisis.

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