Mumbai – Whenever someone falls ill, the patient ends up paying heavy bills. This scenario is a private hospital. But if the same patient visits the local clinic, he gets away by paying a minimal amount. To break this disparity, the central government decided to bring in Clinical Establishment Act five years back to break down the ongoing nexus between doctors and hospitals. The former asked all the states to implement the same. However, it is been three years, the implementation is not done yet.
Health activist Anand Phadke and Umesh Khake has alleged state government for supporting the illegal nexus. ‘If Clinical Establishment Act comes in power, then people will not be charge manifold at private hospitals. It seems that state is not willing to act on it,” said Phadke.
Both the activists said that they will not give up their efforts until the state implements the act.