Corporate hospitals under scanner

The State government plans to monitor surgeries being performed by private hospitals to ensure that there are no ‘unwanted’ surgeries.

By   |  Published: 21st Dec 2016  12:30 am
File photo: Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy.

Hyderabad: Corporate hospitals watch out. From next month onwards the government plans to monitor surgeries being performed by private hospitals to ensure that there are no ‘unwanted’ surgeries.

Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy, admitted that there were complaints of unnecessary surgeries and medical tests performed by corporate hospitals. Whenever such incidents were reported stringent action was being taken against the erring hospitals. The Telangana Medical Council had taken action against eight doctors, he informed the Legislative Council on Tuesday.

After the TRS government came to power, the confidence of people in government hospitals had increased. The enrolment in hospitals had gone up by 20 per cent. The government was upgrading infrastructure and recently ICU units were opened in Adilabad, Karimnagar and Siddipet government hospitals. In patient facility at NIMS branch in Bibinagar would be started in two months, the Minister said.

Earlier, members expressed concern over unethical practices by corporate hospitals in misguiding patients and performing unwanted surgeries. Even normal deliveries were converted into caesarean operations. “The condition of government hospitals is pitiable to say the least,” said K Rajgopal Reddy.