Tag: Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill

KPME muddle: A balanced view
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KPME muddle: A balanced view

Sir, Kudos to Star of Mysore for giving a very balanced view on the travails of Private Medical Establishments to educate the public impassionately. We hope that the final outcome of the KPME saga would be a win-win situation both for public and the private healthcare establishments and in turn to doctors and patients. We…

Diluted KPME Bill tabled without prison clause
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Diluted KPME Bill tabled without prison clause

Belagavi: After much heated debate and opposition by doctors, a diluted version of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with imprisonment clauses against doctors being dropped, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday. It, however, includes a clause on levying of penalty and even cancellation of registration in case of non-compliance. The modified…

Doctors’ strike called off: Pvt. hospitals, clinics resume operations
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Doctors’ strike called off: Pvt. hospitals, clinics resume operations

Mysuru/Bengaluru: The private healthcare sector that shut down its OPD services on Thursday, resumed operations late last evening after Karnataka High Court passed an order directing all private medical practitioners to resume work immediately, thereby putting an end to a doctor’s strike that has lasted almost five days. The HC order came barely an hour…

Doctors’ stir: Ball is in CM’s court
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Doctors’ stir: Ball is in CM’s court

Mysuru/ Belagavi: The face-off between the government and private hospitals over the  Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill that proposes to regulate doctors continued to cripple healthcare services in city today. Outpatient, emergency, diagnostics and casualty services continued to be hit with government hospitals taking the entire load as patients scouted for medical services from…

Amidst standoff with Doctors, Minister announces free healthcare for all
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Amidst standoff with Doctors, Minister announces free healthcare for all

Belagavi: Amidst the standoff between doctors and the State Government over the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar announced yesterday at the Winter Session of Karnataka Assembly that a free healthcare scheme for all State residents will be implemented next month. “From December…

Protesting private doctors: PIL seeks Criminal action
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Protesting private doctors: PIL seeks Criminal action

Bengaluru: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in High Court of Karnataka, seeking direction to the State Government to make arrangements for medical service during the State-wide medical strike by doctors. The petition filed by N.P. Amruthesh, an advocate, seeks immediate restoration of medical assistance and services to patients across the State in…

Govt. will take final call on KPME Bill today: Minister
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Govt. will take final call on KPME Bill today: Minister

Bengaluru: Health Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar assured the Legislative Assembly this morning that the Govt. will arrive at a final decision by today evening on the controversial Karnataka Private Establishments (KPME) (Amendment) Bill, which doctors across the State are vehemently protesting. “I’m meeting the Chief Minister this evening to find a solution,” Kumar said, in…

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