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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

No action against nursing homes in residential areas in MP

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, August 25, 2014
First Published: 21:36 IST(25/8/2014) | Last Updated: 16:50 IST(27/8/2014)

Bringing relief to owners of hundreds of nursing homes in Madhya Pradesh, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that there will be no action on nursing homes operating in the residential areas.

He also said the government is ready to change the rules in this regard, if the need arises. He was speaking at a daylong conference in which nursing homes' representatives highlighted their problems.

Chouhan also instructed principal secretary, health, and owners of nursing homes to form a committee which should give suggestions within a month on how to simplify the regulations and permissions for operating nursing homes.

The chief minister at the same time cautioned the nursing home owners that they should follow other norms like ensuring proper disposal of biomedical waste, not over charge from the patients and try to provide healthcare in rural areas.

Erlier, the nursing homes' representatives pointed out that there were 22 Acts and permissions that are required to be followed for running the nursing homes. They urged CM that such regulations need to be simplified.

They suggested that a single-window clearance system needs to be seriously considered for various permissions and renewals for running the nursing homes. The 12th conference was held under the banner of Madhya Pradesh Nursing Home Association, which organises such conference once every two years.

Chouhan however at the same time cautioned the nursing home owners that they should follow other norms like ensuring proper disposal of biomedical waste, not over charge from the patients and try to provide healthcare in rural areas.


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