‘Need to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra’

A two-day conference in Mumbai has been organised by Pune’s NGO 'Sathi' to bring organisations working on the patient’s rights and the doctors on the same platform. Not only from Mumbai or Pune, the organisations and the doctors will participate from the 12 countries like Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh


  • After dissolving the Medical Council of India (MCI), the government replaced it with the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.
  • In this law, issues regarding the provisions for the patients and so on will be discussed in the conference along with the separate law for the patient’s right.

Abhijeet More, conveyor of Jan Aarogy Abhiyan, an NGO working in the health sector, said, “The Clinical Establishment Act should be amended for patients’ right. This conference is organised for various demands including the appropriate rates, grievance redressal chamber for patient’s complaints, cut commission practice act and so on. The doctors from 12 countries are attending the conference and they will be discussing about the patient services in their respective countries. The purpose behind this conference is to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra.”

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research said, “We are taking efforts for the benefit of the patients. The government has various policies for this. Draft in reference to cut practice is ready. Due to which, the patients will not be tricked financially. Apart from this, efforts are being made to regularise the fess structure for medical education.”