Personal hospitals working in direction of extra transparency, says Medanta Chairman Naresh Trehan


Personal hospitals are working in direction of extra transparency by way of value and procedures, a number of the main gamers stated on Thursday. Their stand comes towards the backdrop of alleged medical negligence and overcharging by two personal hospitals of the town.

Prime executives of Medanta, Apollo Hospitals and Narayana Hrudayalaya, nevertheless, noticed that shutting down a hospital isn’t an answer because it results in a whole lot of hardships for sufferers.

They have been interacting with reporters right this moment.

Of late, personal hospitals have been in information for all of the mistaken causes. Whereas Fortis in Gurgaon got here below a cloud due to the current dying of a 7-year-old woman from dengue and overcharging points, a untimely child was wrongly declared lifeless by Max Hospitals, Shalimar Bagh.

“We’ve made a self-regulatory mechanism for personal healthcare below the aegis of Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA)… all stakeholders have agreed to it. We’ve added sure widespread denominators, it’s a work in progress and we might even add extra issues to it,” Medanta Chairman Naresh Trehan informed reporters right here.

It’s the starting of a framework the place every little thing would develop into clear, he claimed.

Requested concerning the motion taken by the authorities to close the Shalimar Bagh unit of Max Hospitals, Trehan stated: “The hospital shouldn’t be closed as a result of the general public will endure. The one that is accountable needs to be punished.”

Based on Narayana Hrudayalaya founder Devi Prasad Shetty, there are sufficient regulatory businesses for the healthcare sector within the nation.

“Like every other career, even in healthcare, there are good and unhealthy individuals. However the message which has gone down is all personal sector docs are cheats, which isn’t true. Punish however solely after correct analysis,” he suggested.

Apollo Hospitals Vice-Chairperson Preetha Reddy stated: “What IMA is doing is a superb factor to make individuals extra acutely aware, to usher in self-regulation. There are our bodies which look into high quality requirements, they in all probability want to usher in finest practices which are globally out there.”


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