Stop Exploitation of Patients
These revelations are alarming and validate the concerns regarding unethical medical practices. Some of the suggestions made in this regard are given below:
Health should get priority attention, not only in Government budget and policies but also in terms of ‘Patient Rights’, which need to be well displayed at every health facility and properly enforced.
An effective regulatory mechanism for hospitals needs to be put in place. With more and more health care facilities being set up by the corporate world with profit being the major driving force, it is necessary to introduce a system of audit in such hospitals.
It has to be ensured that hospitals and dispensaries are not only well staffed and equipped, but also well managed with compassion and care. There is need to build computerized systems of remote monitoring to deal with problems of absenteeism and inefficiency, plaguing our health institutions.
(Source: Consumers India) more