Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mamata Banerjee pulls up private hospitals of Kolkata for irregularities, to set up a health regulatory commission But question remains WHY THIS WAS NOT DONE IN THE LAST 34 YEARS during CPM lead Left Front regime…

(Article jointly written by Jayanta Sengupta & Saroop Chattopadhyay)



Is the kidney racket still going on in your hospital?” lashed out chief minister Mamata Banerjee leaving the representative of Medica Hospital (one of the prominent private hospitals of Kolkata) fumbling for answers. TV/ Radios we are so accustomed with now but a literal thrashing by Didi to one of the Pvt Hospital Management. 

The ember was there among common people but it raged on to a fire in CMRI ( though severely criticised by all) which led to a meeting between the CM of WB & Kolkata Pvt Hospitals, live telecast showed how well our Didi is equipped with data & info , how she rips the CEO, MD & others to tatters when common people are troubled .



This is Didi , who always connects with common people. No Govt before dared to do this which Didi has done. This has been hailed by all common people though some vested interest people have raised question on this act. Interesting who have raised ? those who are part of  the Board of these Hospitals , relatives associated with these Hospitals and many such Social ELITES. 

Interesting the move though not a political one has snubbed them all. Who has the guts to ask straight questions like “I was speaking with someone from Bangladesh. They told me that they are thinking of not sending patients to your hospital. You charge exorbitantly high,” Mamata Banerjee told Rana Dasgupta, the COO of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. The official tried to answer her queries but faced a torrent of allegations from the chief minister. 

In her meeting with hospitals' authorities, Mamata asked them to be "humane" and "ethical," and not to treat medical service as any other business. "This is not a factory. I am not asking you to treat patients, free of cost. At the same time, I won't accept if you go for 100% profit," she said.

The chief minister said that the government has already initiated action against 103 private hospitals.

She announced the WB Hospital Regulatory Commission to be set up. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is bringing a special bill on March 3rd to form a West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission for monitoring the activities of private hospitals and nursing homes.
 She concluded the fiery session by announcing the West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission that will screen billing, performance and transparency of clinical establishments. While the bill to set up the commission will be tabled in the assembly on March 3, the chief minister announced that the commission will be headed by a retired judge and will rope in experts, including doctors and could have five-six members.

The chief minister made it amply clear that her government will not tolerate illogical charges and would act against those who refuse treatment to critical and poor patients. She concluded the fiery session by announcing the West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission that will screen billing, performance and transparency of clinical establishments. While the bill to set up the commission will be tabled in the assembly on March 3, the chief minister announced that the commission will be headed by a retired judge and will rope in experts, including doctors and could have five-six members.

The chief minister made it amply clear that her government will not tolerate illogical charges and would act against those who refuse treatment to critical and poor patients. She concluded the fiery session by announcing the West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission that will screen billing, performance and transparency of clinical establishments. While the bill to set up the commission will be tabled in the assembly on March 3, the chief minister announced that the commission will be headed by a retired judge and will rope in experts, including doctors and could have five-six members.

The chief minister made it amply clear that her government will not tolerate illogical charges and would act against those who refuse treatment to critical and poor patients.
The previous Left Front Govt which was so called pro Poor, pro common men, pro downtrodden, pro garibi and all pro associated with it could not do anything to stop this menace, mainly due to lots of CPM leaders (or their kin’s) are attached with Pvt Hospitals. 

The human face of Didi has once again silenced all.


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