Mumbai: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking his intervention and to discuss the proposed draft of the Bombay Nursing Home Act 2006 before implementing it.
The IMA has stated that some clauses in the act, if implemented, will affect patient management. The draft states that there should be good space and more than adequate staff.
Dr Suhas Pingle, secretary, IMA, said that the government should consider doctors’ views too before implementing the bill.
“There are certain things in the Bill such as, space, maintenance of blood units and posts, pre-surgical equipment and surgery-related things in a small-time nursing home. These things are not possible in small set-ups. If we increase any of these, the treatment cost will also rise. Not every patient can afford the royal treatment,” he said.