Furnish the list of illegal nursing homes, Bombay High Court directs state govt

To stop the ill practices of the private hospitals, and to protect the interest of the patients, the Union Government has passed the Clinical Establishment Act. However, the Maharashtra government has not moved an inch to implement the Act in the state. The Bombay High Court, on Thursday, had directed the government to reply on the issue

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  • The Bombay High Court on Thursday, (October 11) cracked a whip on the Maharashtra government.
  • The court rapped the Maharashtra government on the issue of implementing the Clinical Establishment Act in the state.
  • The court has directed the state government to file the reply in this regard.

The Union Health Ministry, in a written order, directed the states to put into effect the Clinical Establishment Act. However, many states, including Maharashtra, still did not implement the Act.

It irked the Bombay High Court, and on October 11, while hearing a petition filed in the HC, on the illegal nursing homes in the state, the Court cracked the whip on the state government.

The court directed the state to file a reply as to why the act has not been implemented?

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Advocate Yuvraj Narvankar, said, “To stop the ill practices of the private hospitals and to give relief to the common man, the Union government had passed the Clinical Establishment Act. However, the state government has not implemented it in the state. The Court had asked, when will the state implement the act? What measures are being taken by the state to implement the act? The Court has directed the state to file a reply.”

Advocate Narvandar further added, “We have filed a petition in the High Court in connection with the illegal nursing homes in the state. The nursing homes are functioning without a license. The state has accepted this but did nothing. Therefore, the HC has also directed the state to furnish the list of illegal nursing homes, which are operating in the state. Also, directions have been issued to make the list of the nursing homes public, which have legal licenses, on the web portal.”

During the last hearing, the state has assured the HC that soon the Clinical Establishment Act would be implemented.