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No need for accreditation of hospitals: Govt

india Updated: Dec 13, 2006 15:21 IST

The government on Wednesday said it had no intention to go for accreditation of hospitals and labs involved in medical outsourcing and health tourism.

"As far as accreditation per se is concerned, it is the policy of the government that it should be voluntary," Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi said in the Lok Sabha.

It was also announced that the government had launched a two-pronged strategy for elimination of lympahtic filariasis, a chronic disease, by 2015.

Health Minister A Ramadoss said these included annual mass drug administration of single-dose of Diethylcarbamazine Citrate (DEC) for five years or more to the eligible population.