Almost 2 years after it was passed by Parliament, the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, has now been notified by the Union Government.What are the Pros & Cons?
The Act makes it mandatory for all clinical establishments to provide medical care and treatment necessary to stabilize any individual who comes or is brought to the clinical establishment in an emergency medical condition, particularly women who come for deliveries and accident cases. It provides for mandatory registration of all clinical establishments, including diagnostic centres and single-doctor clinics across all recognised systems of medicine both in the public and private sector except those run by the Defence forces. The registering authority can impose fines for non-compliance and if a clinical establishment fails to pay the same, it would be recovered as an arrears of land revenue. It will facilitate policy formulation, resource allocation and determine standards of treatment, in addition to helping create an accurate database of such facilities available in the country. The Act will lay down Standard Treatment Guidelines for common disease conditions, for which a core committee of experts has been formed.
But other side some organisation opposing Clinical Establishment Act 2010 , they are saying because of this small Hospitals, small practiced will shut down their business, healthcare services will close and its all benefit to corporate hospital & MNC, but their healthcare services not affordable for common people. Many Indian doctors practicing abroad and now because of this act this number will increase.