Before the Health Ministry, Kerala
Clinical Establishments (Registration & Regulation) Bill, 2012
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.