In order to provide affordable and better service standards in healthcare services, the Delhi government intends to enforce Clinical Establishments Act. Under this act the maximum cost of medical procedures would be laid out and the services would be standardised.
The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act allows health authorities to conduct inspections, penalise or cancel licenses of hospitals if found charging unreasonable price from the patients. States such as Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim have till now opted to implement the law. It is also in force in all the Union territories.
The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act passed by Parliament in 2010 and notified in 2012 provides registration for all hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centres, diagnostic labs and clinics run even by single doctor. It also covers all recognised systems of medicine including homeopathy, Unani and Ayurveda.
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