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Jamshedpur: Demand for investigating arbitrary charges at private health centres

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Jamshedpur, June 28:  Manoj Mishra, the state chief of Jharkhand Human Rights Conference (JHRC), in a memorandum handed to the Deputy Commissioner claimed that private health institutions including hospitals, nursing homes and clinics were openly and arrogantly flouting the norms of Clinical Establishment Act (CEA) and that an investigation should be undertaken by the district authorities to prevent the rampant practices for the benefit of patients. The memorandum pointed out that these private medical institutions were charging amounts which were arbitrary while the treatment provided was sub-standard.

Earlier, during a meeting convened at Bhuinadih, JHRC President Manoj Mishra alleged that the CEA norms were not being followed by the management of private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. He said, “As per CEA norms, these private medical institutions should display the medical services offered by them and the charges attached for such medical services on notice boards to enable the patients to choose options for treatment of their ailments. In the absence of these information lists, patients had to pay through their nose. The arbitrary charges and services must be investigated by the district authorities.”

Mentioning these malpractices of private health care centres, the JHRC delegation led by Manoj Mishra met Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav handed a memorandum seeking action against all private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics that were functioning with scant respect for the CEA rules.

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