Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in JanuaryLast updated on Dec 27, 2018, 04:32 pm
Health Minister Satyendra Jain has given nod to his department to finalize the Delhi Health Bill and it is likely to be presented in the AAP cabinet by next month, a senior official said today.
The bill, once implemented, will help regulate clinical establishments and pathological laboratories in the national capital.
"The minister has given approval to the Bill." said the official.
'Once implemented, bill will help regulate clinical establishments in Delhi'
"Once the bill is implemented, it will help regulate clinical establishments in Delhi," the official said.
The bill, drafted by a committee, was sent to the Delhi health secretary for approval.
After being finalized, it was sent to the minister for confirmation, sources said.
The committee, in its draft, has also defined emergency care services for all hospitals and nursing homes.
PIL claims Delhi government not following Clinical Establishment Act properly
The Delhi HC recently had sought response of the Center and the AAP-government on a PIL claiming that the law (Clinical Establishment Act, 2010) for registration, regulation of all clinical establishments hasn't been implemented in Delhi, despite coming into force in 2012.
The petition, by a Delhi-based woman, claimed that the Act prescribes minimum standard of facilities and services to be provided to patients.
Act doesn't cover establishments run by armed forces, plea informs
"The Act makes it mandatory for registration of all clinical-establishments, including diagnostic-centers and single-doctor clinics, across all recognized systems of medicine both in public and private sector, except those run by armed forces," the plea, filed through advocates Sija Nair Pal and Deepak Kumar Singh, said.
It claimed that non-implementation of the law has led to "gross medical-negligence, malpractices and negligent attitude" of clinical-establishments.