Ban nursing homes owned by independent doctors and promote corporate hospitals.

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The health care system in India has become corrupted and the people in need are left at the mercy of the doctors who have their own nursing homes run at their convenience. 

I prefer to keep the confidentiality of the hospital and concerned doctor but want to highlight the common problem across the society being experienced by most of us. 

This happened few weeks back when my mom was not well and we have to take her to a doctor immediately, it was 7 PM and I googled out a nursing home which is at five minutes drive from my apartment, I made a call to the reception and confirmed the appointment for 7 30 PM, took my mom and to my surprise after reaching the place they tell us the doctor has not yet arrived and there were around 15 patients waiting in the queue, there was no nurse available nor an emergency unit where someone can quickly attend to my mom, the place was not maintained well and very unprofessional staff trained poorly to attend to the patients around. 

After waiting for half an hour I lost my patience and asked the lady at the reception to confirm if the doctor is on the way, she makes couple of calls and then says he is right now attending an emergency surgery at some other hospital and is expected to be at the nursing home after 9 PM, we can wait if we want otherwise we can leave. 

I took my mom and left to Sakra Hospital which is another 15 minutes drive but I had a very good experience, mom was attended by the emergency unit staff, they did all the preliminary checks and made her comfortable till the doctor on duty arrived. 

If I would have continued to wait in that nursing home there is a possibility that doctor would have never arrived on that day and my moms condition could have gone critical, the doctors who manage these private nursing homes run it like their own kingdom where everything is kept very secretive, no account of the billing system, and for most of them its just a secondary business. There is neither a seriousness or commitment towards their duty for the patient. 

Its high time the government shuts down these individual managed nursing homes and start a board managed hospital system which will be obliged to follow the rules and regulations specified as per the ministry guidelines. 

I request as many signatures as possible to stop this manipulation by these small time individual doctors whose only aim to start these nursing homes is to loot the public, make money with no ethics and principles in place.

Till the health care system is cleaned up and made organized this manipulation will not stop. 

 

 



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