In the first of its kind of initiative in the country, the Maharashtra government has taken a firm step forward to curb the ‘cut practice’ or commission practice in healthcare in the State.
In order to put an end to the ‘cut practice’, the Maharashtra government is contemplating to formulate a law.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, States Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “Cut practice is absolutely unethical. And government of Maharashtra is committed to end this menace. Government has constituted a committee to study the viability; weather government can make a law against the corrupt practices.”
Girish Mahajan further said, “The committee will review all aspect associated with this and submit a report to Maharashtra government. On the basis of the committee’s recommendation government will take final,”
The high power committee will be chaired by former Maharashtra DG Pravin Dixit. Director Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra Praveen Shingare, and Maharashtra Medical council’s administrator Dr Abhay Choudhary will be the other two members of the committee.
Meanwhile welcoming the Asian Heart Institutes (AHI) step, Medical Education Minister had said that, government will not encourage any kind of cut practices and stringent action will be taken against those who involve in these kinds of activities.
He said Dr Ramakanta Panda, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of AHI and his team has taken up a genuine issue in the healthcare. “It is a great initiative. Every doctor should follow ethics in the medical practice,” said Mahajan.
Asian Heart Institute had put up a hoarding that says, ‘Honest Opinion. No Commission to Doctors’ at a prominent location in the city. Taking its stand on cut practice a step further, the hospital, on Wednesday, wrote the letter to Maharashtra Medical Council, state health minister and state medical education minister.