BELAGAVI: While the Chief Minister is ready to make changes to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) Act, Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar opposed it on Tuesday. During the zero hour, the minister said the changes are being brought keeping interests of the poor in mind.
The chief minister was ready to pass the bill in the past, but while some members expressed concern over some clauses in the bill the government agreed for sending the bill to joint select committee, he said.
Recalling from where he got inspiration to bring systematic change in healthcare practices in the private hospitals and clinic, the minister lashed at the opposition leader K S Eshwarappa, without taking his name, for accusing him of murder. He would have moved privilege motion for such statement, but such a move has lost sanctity, said an emotionally charged Rames hkumar.
Eshwarappa requested the minister to hold a meeting with all party leaders and representatives of private doctors before taking final decision on tabling the amendment bill before the house.
Meanwhile, MLC Ivan Desoza tabled the Joint Select Committee report on proposed amendment bill in the house for consideration.