Chouhan seeks private cooperation in providing quality health service to people
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said
that Madhya Pradesh government is committed to provide quality health services
to people. Unprecedented improvement can be brought about in health services
with the cooperation of private sector, he added.
He said that the ideal situation would be that the state’s
people get quality specialist facilities in the state itself. There is no bar
on opening private nursing homes and hospitals in residential areas, but
complete management of bio-medical waste is mandatory.
Chouhan was addressing concluding function of 12th
state-level convention of MP Nursing Homes Association here today. The
convention was convened to contemplate on delivery of less expensive and
quality health service.
Chouhan urged the Nursing Homes Association to
constitute a committee and give suggestions to the state government within a
month as to which rules can be simplified to ensure smooth functioning of nursing
homes. He urged Directors of private nursing homes and hospitals to motivate
new generation of doctors to give services in villages and create conducive
atmosphere for this.
Chouhan said that maternity and infant mortality rate
can be brought down by partnering with health institutions working in private
sector. Besides, they can also effectively partner in discouragement of sex
determination tests, give fillip to Beti Bachao Abhiyan and other health
security-related campaigns like Mamta Abhiyan.
Chouhan said that private medical colleges should be
opened in view of shortage of doctors, but they will have to maintain their
reputation. Similarly, private nursing homes will also have to meet all ethical
norms honestly. The state government will remove hurdles in establishment and
running of private nursing homes and hospitals.