Cap on Doctor Consultation Fees in India

This was a subject of discussion a year back or so. Some doctors in Delhi think they are gods and charge 2500 rupees as consultation charges in a country where common an struggles to pay 300 rupees for a doctor.

Can Govt of India Health Ministry and Consumer Affairs ministry please cap doctor consultation charges to something reasonable like 1000 with a 5 year escalation based in inflation.

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It will be very difficult, nay impossible to control the fees. However, this Government at Centre needs to ensure that Govt. Hospitals need to provide quality treatment, even on chargeable basis for those who can afford and free to those who cannot. more  
Doctors consulting fees must be displayed at the entrance of the hospital or near the door of a private doctor. Then it is our choice to consult him/her. The real problem is the investigation and tests prescribed and prescribing costly medicines instead of cheaper ones. more  
Doctors should be asked to display their consultation charges on a board kept at entrance of their consulting room. They should also make it clear whether the charges are per visit for consultation. or more  
DRs r blackmailing patients by their high fees first then prescribing unnecessary tests.THEY r charging on an avg Rs 800/- + tests +medicines.On one visit for OPD treatment it needs a pmt of Rs 5000/-To set an example of VEKATESHWAR HOSPITAL,DWARKA,SEC-18,IT was reqd to meet a cardiologist it was a traumatic experience.At d very entrance in his chamber he ask whether is there any insurance cover.i replied to have been covered under a small insurance plan It was explained that self is suffering fr Asthama,CAD N brain seizure n need be prescribed my regular medicines.He retorted myself taking too many medicines.u better get admitted in hospital n some tests 'll help to make a change in medicine intake.THIS BLOODY BASTARD prescribed numerous tests costing about Rs 52,000/. It was informed u r forcing for undered testing n I "M not interested.I informed d director of hospital.NO REPORT Avl for any action fr hospital side.This is a case of daylight robbery.Is there any agency to control these congenital bastards. more  
To day I happened to read the following article in The Straits Times in Singapore.
The article is about-"New Payment system for Lawyers under Study"
It says that,there will be "Conditional Fee agreement". and that means,the Lawyers get paid ONLY if client's claim is successful.

It further means that,the Lawyers have to work more,the Legal Profession will get the best respect,and,they will welcome the move.And it will give substantial boost to arbitration mediation.

I know,it is not easy to apply such methods in respect of Doctors,but some one can develop a system by which at least 90%of population will not get charged overly.
Pl see the copy pasted below.

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