Right to Health Bill controversy created by Private hospital associations and State Government continues

Right to Health Bill controversy created by Private hospital associations and State Government continues 

Treatment of emergency patients should be done prior the payment is opposed by Private hospital associations

Right to Health Bill

As the deadlock between the private hospital association and the state government continues, many people are now going to government hospitals to take advantage of the benefits of the programs after being denied care under government health schemes. Others are choosing to pay for treatment in private hospitals. The private healthcare sector, which disrespected the provision of cashless treatment under current state-run programs, landed in deep controversy. 

By criticizing private hospitals for opposing the proposed legislation, social groups who support the bill have formed a separate front. Healthcare services for recipients of government health plans, such as Chiranjeevi and Rajasthan Government Health Scheme, are affected by the Right to Health Bill's ongoing dispute between the state government and private hospital organizations (RGHS). 

“We are noticing marginal increase in IPD admissions due to protest in private hospitals. We are taking care of all of them.” - An Official said. 

Dr. Tarun Ojha stated that despite the problems being faced by the public, the state government is not taking any action for bilateral talks which he says is the matter for a healthy democracy.

“If the government really wants to improve the quality and availability of health services, it should first gain the trust of doctors.” - Dr. Anurag Sharma, secretary, JMA.  

It has been questioned whether the Right to Health Bill simply applies to the private healthcare sector or whether it should also benefit quality roads, clean water, pollutant-free air, and pure edibles. The Right to Health Bill is passed and Private hospitals can’t deny free treatment in case of an emergency. Doctors of Private hospitals have been opposing certain provisions in the Bill, such as treatment of patients in emergency should be done prior the payment.


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