New Delhi: May 03, 2010
The Lok Sabha Monday passed a bill that will make it mandatory for doctors, hospital and other clinical establishments to treat emergency patients and not turn them away on baseless excuses. The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2010, was moved by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the lower house of parliament, which passed the bill, amidst din and vociferous protests by the opposition members over allocation of 2G spectrum. The legislation also sets up a national council which will classify, determine and develop standards of clinical establishments and also develop standards. Besides, with registration of clinical establishments to be made mandatory, the council will also compile and pubic a national register.
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