HC questions Telangana, Andhra on regulation of private hospitals

The court directed both governments to file counter affidavits within three weeks on a PIL which sought governmental regulation of the health sector.

Published: 24th January 2017 05:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2017 05:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments, and other respondents to file counter affidavits within three weeks on a PIL which sought governmental regulation of the rapidly-growing corporate health sector and strengthening of the public health sector in both the states.

Petitioner’s counsel NS Arjun told that an orthopaedic surgeon of Global Hospital, who had performed ‘height increasing’ surgery on software professional Nikhil Reddy, was suspended for a period of two years for allegedly indulging in unethical practices.

Besides, the medical council also took action against another six doctors for alleged unethical practices. However, the governmental regulation of private health sector to prevent such tragedies remained to be addressed, he noted.

The bench directed all respondents, including the two state governments and the corporate hospitals, to file counter affidavits, and posted the matter to February 13 for further hearing. 


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