Standards for OPD consultation
Is this appropriate. Should the Govt let this continue. Its basically depriving poor of expert advise because they cant pay.
Why doesnt BIS or Health Ministry standardise or private doctor consultation at 1500 rupees and do inflation adjustment each year. Just like school fees escalation. more
Medical education should be only in the government sector where admissions should be on the basis of National Entrance Tests with nominal charges for the same, and choice of college should be taken in advance, and admitted on merit basis.
Also, it would be a compulsory practice that all private sector hospitals register all poor patients with BPL Ration Cards & Voter ID Cards as Out Door Patients from within the one km radious of the hospital location with an initial registration charge of, say, Rs.10 per member of the family as per the Ration Card. OPD will be used for only consultation and follow up. Thereafter, if any admission is required the patient could be referred to the nearest government hospital for specialty treatment.
I hope the above proposal will get the satisfaction of the participation and acceptance to the government authorities to the GoI and the States. more
Another side. We may find a person, who could not clear his class X exam/or could narrowly clear is earning several lakhs p.m. through his 'talents 'as a builder of houses or roads, OR a person who could narrowly clear his graduation from a dubious institute, in a unheard subject - earning several lakhs p.m. through family business (politics also included) , etc. etc. - what prevents a doctor to ask for a fee for his/her decent living - who had to clear arduous examinations - to pass his/her Higher Secondary with very very high marks, compete through still tougher competitive examination to get the admission, duties in wards apart from classroom studies and examinations, ...? Many of us don't mind to occasionally spend a few thousand rupees for apparels of latest styles.design OR a dinner in a hotel/restaurant/lawn/amusement parks OR many other forms of entertainments, but weep for such high expenditures for a doctor.
P.S. I'm not a doctor, none of my family members is a doctor, none of my close friends are doctors. more