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Govt plans to set up health quality regulator

New Delhi: The government plans to set up a health quality regulator, both at the national and state level, which would be empowered to audit heath facilities and standards of treatment in hospitals to ensure quality service at reasonable cost.

“There is need for much better regulation of both public and private sector hospitals. I am not talking only of big hospitals but also of hospitals with 10-15 beds,” Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.

Ahluwalia said providing free medicines, upgrading all district hospitals to medical colleges and expansion of medical education were priority areas for the government during the 12th plan. [Source: ToI]

One Comment

  1. dr.a.k.patra dr.a.k.patra Friday, August 17, 2012

    Planning for health quality regulator for all public and private hospitals from small to large at National and state level is a welcome step.However, regulatory, monitoring process for these system should be transparent, vigilant, and independent.

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