Consumer bill draft removes healthcare from services
"Healthcare" has been removed from the list of services specifically mentioned in the draft consumer protection bill, in what is seen as a bid to satisfy the medical fraternity which has expressed apprehensions over the law being used adversely against it.

Officials, however, said the change will not prevent aggrieved persons from approaching consumer forums for medical negligence or deficiencies in health services and that the deletion was in keeping with the concerns expressed by doctors and medical associations. Sources said the Cabinet on Monday approved the "technical amendment" in the proposed law to ensure the bill is passed smoothly in the Upper House where it was stalled during the first Modi government and finally lapsed.

Officials said when amendments to the Consumer Protection Act were introduced in 2015, there was no mention of "healthcare" in the list of examples of what constitutes "service". The bill said "service" means service of any description made available to potential users and includes, but is not limited to, the provision of facilities relating to banking, financing, insurance, transport, processing, supply of electrical or other energy, telecom, board or lodging or both, housing construction, entertainment, amusement or the purveying of news or other information. It does not include the rendering of any service free of charge or under a contract of personal service.

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Dr. K●●●●●e S●●●●●m
Dr. K●●●●●e S●●●●●m General Surgery
So it is just wiping tears.We want complete removal of health services from the Bill
Jun 25, 2019Like
Dr. P●●●●●●●●i S●●●●●●●●●●n
Dr. P●●●●●●●●i S●●●●●●●●●●n General Surgery
Our assns.should take up the fight.But all leaders,including IMA&Various; specialities are moving towards their personal upliftment. They should be impeached,removed & have new leaders,who can do that.
Jun 25, 2019Like2
Dr. A●●M M●●D
Dr. A●●M M●●D Community Medicine
The possibility is that consumer forum may after receiving complaint refer the matter to competent authority to deal the case
Jun 29, 2019Like