Fortis Group - Is this corruption or cronyism
I see news today that says this Fortis group is selling 26% stake for 3000 crores to TPG Capital.
In this same circle, I remember seeing an issue raised even I think submitted to health minister Delhi where members were outlining how Fortis and some other hospitals of Delhi have built up assets by taking free land from delhi Govt it the guise of building hospitals, dont pay any taxes by saying we treat EWS patients (reality we all know).
Companies like Fortis who have acquired trusts and increased cost of healthcare are now filling up their pockets by selling the asset built by taking away basic previleges that existed.
To me, such deals must not be cleared by Health Dept, Market Regulator or any others who are supposed to be protecting citizen interest.
Can the circle admin and founder transparency take this up?? more
you & your family can enjoy a free treatment if you arise the problem thro' RTI more
Nice to see a different view on medical facility and colleges by Mr. Ravindar Bajaj. Government Medical colleges and may be other government colleges seem neglected however the reason could be the staff is qualified as government employees and is covered under various government policies hence performance doesn't matter to them, a lot of seats are reserved hence students may not put in desired effort to motivate the professors to put in their best. I have not seen a government medical college myself but have seen a government boarding/sports school in Haryana. It is termed as sports school and has all the world class facilities for sports. Moreover the labs and library are amazing. I felt it like a wastage of all the scientific equipment considering that school is not associated with any genius scientist. Therefore, I feel government supplies all the goodies to its institutes but the utilization is not up to the mark for various reasons. more
This is true about the corporate hospitals everywhere not just Delhi and guess who bears the cost of discounts offered to these hospitals. In Haryana, it's general (non-EWS) category of home-owners of HUDA sectors who bear the cost of all the discount offered in their respective sectors. It is hidden in the pricing of HUDA. more
The health care in India is bound to go down more and more. Systemic compaign by media to discredit the private sector has resulted this type of situation.Initially small nursing homes and smaller hospitals were targeted by the corporates in the name of quality of care. Govt also supported these corporate hospitals. The result smaller nursing homes and small hospitals became unviable. Consumer protection act dealt a serious blow to these hospitals. Corporates filled up that gap- They have battery of lawyers to take care of consumer protection act and negligence cases. Now the next step by the Govt and corporates is medical education - which is for sale. The govt medical colleges are being neglected and govt is pushing corporates to start medical colleges. Huge fee and donation will make it beyond the reach of poor parents and those intelligent students who deserve to be doctors but will find some other career. The rich brats who will pass out from these colleges will learn only one thing how to earn money rather than serve humanity. Media campaign can ruin the honest also. Even Jailalita could not be saved after spending 80 crores of Tax Payers money. Had this thing happened in small hospitals- the doctors would have been beaten to death and hospital would have been brokent. Media would have labelled it as a case of negligence and demanded a CBI enquiry. so just wait and watch now. I don;t foresee any change. May be tomorrow some young people will change the system and restores the faith between doctor and patient. more
The present BJP Govt is simply fooling around the people. They will do nothing. For that matter, all political parties are same. Bloody bunch of thugs. more