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Right to Health: Medical services will be suspended in Rajasthan from Mar 15, warn private hospitals

"Right to Health bill shouldn't be implemented in any form"

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March 13, 2023, 9:06 am

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Rajasthan secretariate. File Photo.

JAIPUR: The controversy surrounding the Right to Health continues, as the Private Hospital and Nursing Home Society and United Private Clinics and Hospital of Rajasthan have issued an ultimatum to the government to withdraw it before March 15. 

A meeting was held on Sunday at Jaipur Medical Association to discuss various aspects of the bill. The officials of these organizations have made it clear that the proposed Right to Health Bill by the government is not acceptable to private hospitals in Rajasthan.

During the meeting, doctors including IMA President Sikar, Dr. Ramdev Chaudhary, Jhunjhunu President Dr. Kamal Chand, and Dr. Lokesh Jindal of Churu expressed their opinions.

Dr. Vijay Kapoor, Secretary of PHNS, announced that all medical services in private hospitals across the state will be suspended from March 15, as decided in the meeting.

“The government wants private hospitals to fulfil the responsibilities which it is supposed to fulfil. We won’t accept that. We will suspend medical services and won’t provide treatment under government schemes if the Right to Health bill is implemented,” said a doctor after the meeting. 

The meeting was held less than 24 hours after a group of doctors and government representatives met to discuss a resolution over the deadlock.

First published: March 13, 2023