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QPMPA Comments on Kerala Clinical Establishments Bill, 2012

Before the Health Ministry, Kerala

Clinical Establishments (Registration & Regulation) Bill, 2012

Introduction

The first demand to register private hospitals came from the National Human Rights Commission in 1996 following the death of one Ina Raja in a private hospital. The Central Council of Health and Family Welfare demanded it in 1997 & 1998. Consequently, the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare was assigned the responsibility of drafting a model legislation. The same was circulated to all State Governments in February 1999. The question of Emergency Medical Services came up next in the 2003-04 Annual Report of the National Human Rights Commission.

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