On one hand, eminent doctors from the healthcare fraternity have extended their full support and cooperation to Asian Heart Institute, promising to work as a crusaders against the ‘cut practice’, the Maharashtra government, on the other hand, is working ceaselessly to build a framework of the proposed law against cut practice.
The three member committee, formed by Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan to check the viability of the proposed law, has already begun collecting opinions from all the related stakeholders.
Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, Mahajan said, “State government is committed to end the cut practice. The proposed law will be enacted with the help of patient support groups, health activists, NGO’s and doctors who are working for patients’ rights. We will seek their opinion and then make a strong law which will benefit the patients.”
The state government has formed a high power committee under the chairmanship of former Maharashtra DG Pravin Dixit to check the feasibility of the proposed law. The committee met twice in the last fifteen days to discuss the layout of the proposed act.
Meanwhile, speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, Pravin Dixit, chairman of the state constituted committee said, “We have called all the related stakeholders to give their opinion regarding the proposed law. We have received a few opinions from the doctor’s fraternity as well.”
He further added, “We welcome all those who are interested to give their opinion. If anyone wants to keep his name secret we will also do that. But people must come forward and give their considered views. My appeal is to general public that they also should send their opinions to us.”
Doctors from Mumbai as well as Maharashtra have given their views to us; once we have views from all the stakeholders, we will give our opinion to the Maharashtra government, added Dixit.
Few days ago, Asian Heart Institute, one of the leading heart hospitals in Mumbai, had put out a hording which read, ‘No commission to Doctors’ which had stirred a controversy in medical fraternity. After which the Maharashtra government had taken a step to mull a law which will benefit crores of patients in the state.