No Hospitals for the Poor: Do Governments Care?
Jul 22, 2015
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
With over 1,900 fresh dengue cases and 12 deaths reported in the last one week, the total number of people suffering from the vector-borne fever has climbed to 3,791.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 19, 2015
In order to accommodate rising numbers of dengue patients, Delhi government has decided to immediately increase 795 beds in 48 new private hospitals and nursing homes on a temporary basis by granting them provisional registration certificates for three months.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 18, 2015
Four more people succumbed to dengue in the capital, taking the death toll to 20, prompting the Delhi government to approve nearly 800 additional beds in 48 private hospitals as the city's health facilities crawled under heavy rush of patients affected by the disease.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 18, 2015
Dengue has claimed the life of another Delhiite, a Class 10 student, with his family alleging negligence on part of private hospitals and claiming they were charged exorbitant fees.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday September 18, 2015
The Delhi government today decided to immediately add 795 hospital beds in the national capital by granting temporary registration to 48 new private hospitals and nursing homes for three months to tackle the increasing number of dengue cases.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Thursday September 17, 2015
A three-year-old girl has died of dengue, taking the total number of dead to 15 in what officials call the worst outbreak of the disease in the capital in five years. Over 1,900 people in the city have been affected by dengue.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 16, 2015
Grappling with the worst dengue outbreak in five years, Delhi government today issued a "blanket order" giving its hospitals powers to employ more doctors and nursing staff and directed private hospitals to increase bed capacity to deal with rising cases of the vector-borne disease.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday September 16, 2015
For nearly two years, Parkway Pantai has delayed the opening of its 450-bed India hospital, the Singapore-based medical firm's bid to cash in on one of Asia's fastest growing private healthcare markets, as it waited for the necessary permits.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from agencies) | Wednesday September 16, 2015
As Delhi grapples with the worst dengue outbreak in the last five years, the state government today said that private hospitals cannot charge more than Rs 600 for tests which are free in government facilities.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain would meet representatives of private hospitals and nursing homes in New Delhi today evening in the wake of media reports of dengue patients being allegedly refused admission, officials said.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi have been summoned for a meeting with Health Minister Satyender Jain this evening amid mounting anger over the deaths of two children who were allegedly refused treatment for dengue.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 14, 2015
Union health ministry on Monday directed the Delhi government to take action against private hospitals which are overcharging for conducting dengue tests.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 14, 2015
Amid a rise in the number of dengue cases, the Union Health Ministry today asked Delhi government to increase bed strength in state hospitals and check overcharging of patients by private hospitals.
Delhi News | Reuters | Monday September 14, 2015
The Delhi government has ordered an extra 1,000 beds for public hospitals to treat dengue patients following the suicide of a couple whose 7-year-old son died after allegedly being refused treatment at a number of hospitals.
Delhi News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Sunday September 13, 2015
The Union Health Ministry has sought a report from the Delhi government over the death of a seven-year-old boy who died of suspected dengue after being refused admission by private hospitals in the city. Meanwhile, Delhi's Health Department issued show-cause notices to five private hospitals that allegedly turned away dengue patients.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 12, 2015
In a tragic case, the parents of a seven-year-old boy who died of suspected dengue after allegedly being denied admission by two prominent private hospitals in New Delhi committed suicide by jumping from a four-storeyed building in south Delhi's Lado Sarai.
Thomson Reuters | Thursday September 10, 2015
Data from BofA-ML Global Research shows the private hospital market is set to grow 16 per cent a year to reach Rs 7.92 lakh crore or $120 billion by 2020, almost double the size of the Chinese market.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 4, 2015
Many doctors working in India's "profit driven" private hospitals are under pressure to carry out unnecessary and "risky" tests and procedures to meet revenue targets, a report published in The BMJ journal has claimed.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
The Delhi government will provide free treatment to victims of acid attack in private hospitals across the national capital.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 31, 2015
The Centre has asked all the states to issue instructions to government and private hospitals to provide free treatment to acid attack victims, Lok Sabha was told today.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday April 29, 2015
US private equity firm Advent International is in talks with Carlyle Group and three separate healthcare providers to sell its 72 per cent stake in CARE Hospitals for $250 million to $300 million, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Thursday April 2, 2015
A large group of furious villagers today blocked roads near Delhi today as they protested against the rape of a five-year-old and demanded that the child be urgently moved to a private hospital in
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 27, 2015
After recent incidents of alleged botched up eye surgeries in the state, the Punjab government has made it mandatory for all private hospitals, NGOs to take prior permission of civil surgeons before setting up any eye operation camps.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Amid concerns over the shortage of anti-rabies vaccine in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the government would bear the expenses of those who sought treatment in private hospitals after suffering dog bites.