Patients Interest Will Not Compromise Over Handling District Hospitals to Private Medical Colleges: Health Minister

NEET Bulletin(New Delhi, Desk): Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha- Government to take care, Interest of patients not to be compromised while handing over district government hospitals to private medical colleges through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Government Think-Tank Niti Aayog have taken note of this and come out with proper draft guidelines. Minister asserted that step is permitted under Clause 2(5) of the Medical Council of India (MCI) Act 1999 adding that the private sector has money to run the hospitals and making it clear that it is not being done to promote the private sector. These kind of experiments have successfully been implemented in the past, in the last 25 years.

Minister is disagreeing with CPI member’s view that the entry of private sector in medical education is eroding the quality of education. “Some of the best medical colleges in the country are of international repute and providing better services,” he added.

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