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Petition to Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, J P Nadda

Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! ; Make law 'Right to Treatment'

Three weeks old Baby girl, daughter of a poor farmer needed open heart surgery which costs approx.  Rs 3 lakhs and her family income are Rs 3500 per month. In another case a 56 year old man was thrown out from the hospital at midnight because as the hospital authorities were not able to handle the condition and the next day he died in government hospital. Then take the example of a 13 Year old girl who needed liver transplant immediately which costs approx.  Rs 15 lakhs and her parents, who are vegetable sellers, found it impossible to pay. These kinds of situations you can find in every hospital on daily basis where families are struggling for the financial assistance for treatment of their loved ones. Mother crying in front of the hospital administration and doctors, father begging before relatives, friends and society.  As a social worker almost every week I get call from the families/relative/friends of needy people, some cases are fake, some situations are created by hospital/doctors for making money and some are really genuine which need immediate assistance . So many times I have started fund raising for the genuine cases with the support of my friends and also we visit the hospitals and discuss with doctors how we can support the needy family. But doctors can help us in only one case if you paid the bill of hospital otherwise they are not eligible to treat the patient and this is not the doctors fault actually hospital need the fee of luxurious infrastructure and doctors can’t help in that but some doctors give us very genuine advice and support us monitoring the case in proper manner and personally handle the patient with proper diagnose. And this is not only with poor family I personally know the families who invest everything in treatment of love one and now  family have nothing to continue the treatment except going out for the financial assistance and begging in front of the relative, friends and society .   According to Civil Registration System about 6.0% of the total registered deaths during 2015 have received medical attention from qualified allopathic professional and 29.7% of deceased did not receive any medical attention at the time of death. Approx. 65 lac registered death during 2015. Reports say a large percentage of deaths happen as patients cannot afford medical care due to high cost and negligence of hospital and doctors. And According to Media and NGOs Report millions of children die every year in our country. Our government health care units have completely failed to provide good care to poor. And Our Private sector, which is growing every year with full equipped health care facility and off course fees of treatment growing every second. According to Experts the total Indian health care industry size is approx. 200 billion dollar. The Government of India aims to develop India as a global healthcare hub. It has created the National Health Mission (NHM) for providing effective healthcare to both the urban and rural population. The Government is also providing policy support in the form of reduced excise and customs duty, and exemption in service tax, to support growth in healthcare.  I am not against the growth of health care industry and support of government to this sector but I am completely against how these sectors treat poor of our country. Poor people die not because of our country's health care sector, lack of resources or doctors; poor die because he/she does not has money to pay the fee of our best health care sector resources fee. Recently I read few articles about some business people planning to open chain of luxuries hospital in India which will provide Rolls-Royce cars to ferry its patients and also provide air services for the patients. In sort he is planning to open hospital only for elite. It may charge 20 K to 30 K per day. Again I am not against this luxurious concept but my question is that after lots of tax exemption and government support ‘will they treat poor patients too??’ As a citizen of India I Request every Indians please come forward and Sign my petition and make it our petition and demand. The enactment of a ‘Right to Treatment’ in our constitution, which will Ensure that every citizen of India has the right to get proper treatment. Make Compulsory 25% free treatment in private hospital for the economically weak. Ensure transparent accountability of these patients. Ensure the treatment of patient will continue who invest everything into the treatment. Have provision to immediately cancel or suspend the doctor license after any negligence complains. Have provision to cancel the license of diagnosis center and pathology lab after multiple rejections of reports by doctors and hospitals. Make Compulsory the generic medicine store in private hospitals and control the cost of branded medicine. Have Provision of credit loan scheme from government and institution for the treatment of serious patient. Create Central Patient Data System- CPDS Have provision to give full access to doctors for study all old reports and diagnose of patient. Create Medical Task Force for monitoring the Government Hospital Situation Ensure that Patient Welfare is important for every doctor. Provide for an immediate judicial enquiry in term of negligence.   I am not a lawyer and I really don’t know how to draft legal bill or petition but as Citizen of India and as a Human I know what is the need of my society and my people.  As we know our Prime Minister also want to make India a Healthy India , keeping this thought of him I request him to please look into this and do the need full.   Thank You

Amit Singh
131 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Government of India, All State Governments, Supreme Court of India, Devendra Fadnavis

Make it mandatory for Hospitals to declare number of cesarean delivery #SafeBirth#FutureIN

Firstly my gratitude's to Subarna Gosh who has raised her voice firstly thru Change.org. We are just supporting her and standing by her with one another way of showing care for change and need for community. Following are transcripts from her own petition with some updated texts to cover entire Nation India...  Caesarean deliveries have become a business. Private hospitals in India conduct C-section deliveries even when they are not required so that they can make money. I(Subarna Ghosh) was cut open to deliver my baby even though there was no medical reason. I wanted a natural birth but had to undergo a C-section because doctors misled and manipulated me. I(Subarna Ghosh) had a long and painful recovery. In fact, recent studies show that C-sections lead to a higher risk of post-partum depression and lower breastfeeding rate in women and diseases like obesity and diabetes in children. Despite its adverse effects on maternal and child health, hospitals and doctors are indiscriminately conducting C-sections to make more money. I(Subarna Ghosh) wanted to make sure that no other woman is misled like I was. When I looked into the issue, what I found was alarming. WHO guidelines say that C-section deliveries should only be 10-15% of total deliveries. For example I was shocked to learn that in state of Maharashtra, 33.1% of all deliveries are C-section births. You can imagine the depth and breath of this very issue, South to North and East to West of India. To discourage this trend, women need to be made aware of the C-section rates of different hospitals and maternity homes, so that they can choose their hospitals carefully. That’s why I(Subarna Ghosh), with support of the NGO Birth India, are asking the Honorable Prime minister and Health Minister of India to issue an advisory to all Private Hospitals across India: Make it mandatory for all doctors and hospitals to declare the percentage of Cesarean delivery rates to patients on a periodic basis. Conduct enquiry against those with abnormally high C-section rate. Frame clear guidelines for conducting Cesarean to safeguard the health and rights of women and children Institute an Audit mechanism to oversee this regulation/advisory Report out to People Of India on Progress transparently Smt Maneka Gandhi, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development has already strongly supported this campaign at the National level. She called C-section deliveries a commercial racket and has called for their regulation. The Union Health Ministry is also drafting rules that will direct all private hospitals under the Central Government Health Scheme to disclose their C-section rates. However most hospitals are regulated by their respective state government, and that is why I am appealing to the PM of India, President of India, Health Ministry, Respective State CMs to take action in all states and help bringing in much needed change amongst us. It is important that women are made aware of the impact of Caesarean sections, which truly is an emergency recourse and not a routine medical procedure. This is a serious health risk and the Indian government has to take action NOW! GOD Bless All! PS: Please note that intention of this Petition is to drive change, neither blaming any individuals nor organizations or any hospitals for that matter.

Saravanan Loganathan
61 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, GST COUNCIL

Petition to add Petrol/Diesel under GST

Petition to add Petrol/Diesel under GST While most of the taxable articles moved under the GST regime, petroleum products are still governed by VAT system. Finance Minister Arun Jaitlely-headed GST Council should pay heed to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's suggestion on petroleum prices. "The Petroleum products' inclusion in GST only way for rational fuel prices," tweeted Dharmendra Pradhan as the petroleum prices reached three-year high. Bringing petroleum products under the GST regime will make the fuels cheaper. In Mumbai, petrol prices touched Rs 80 a litre while in Delhi, it is over Rs 70 per litre. If petrol is brought under GST, it may cost as little as Rs 38.10 in Delhi at 12 per cent GST rate. It was August 2014, when petrol prices breached Rs 70 mark the last time. Back then the crude oil prices was around USD 98 per barrel. But, now the crude oil prices are hovering around USD 50 per barrel. WHY ARE PETROL, DIESEL SO COSTLY According to data released by the Indian Oil Corporation for the petrol price build up in Delhi, the fuel costs only Rs 26.65 at the refineries. Dealers get a litre of petrol at Rs 30.70. But, petrol is sold at Rs 70.39 a litre in Delhi. This means Rs 39.41 is charged as tax component and dealer's commission on every litre of petrol sold in the national capital. While most of the taxable articles moved under the GST regime, petroleum products are still governed by VAT system. Different states have different rates of VAT applicable on petroleum products. As per the data available with the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), Delhi charges a VAT of 27 per cent on petrol while it is 47.64 per cent in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. This explains the difference of about Rs 9 in the petrol prices in the two cities. CENTRE'S SHARE IN HIGH PETROL PRICES Centre imposes excise duty on petrol and diesel. As per the PPAC data, excise duty on petrol has increased by 54 per cent since November 2014. An average increase of 46 per cent has been seen with regard to VAT on petrol while dealer's commission has been increased by as much as by 73 per cent. Similarly, in the case of diesel, the excise duty has gone up by 154 per cent, VAT by 48 per cent and dealer's commission by 73 per cent. The excise duty on petrol and diesel has been increased on 12 occasions since 2014. The combined effect of taxation on petroleum product by the Centre and the state governments is that the prices of petrol and diesel have gone back to 2014-level while the crude oil have become cheaper by little less than half. It is not a surprise that during the same period revenue from petroleum products has increased from Rs 3.32 lakh crore in 2014-15 to Rs 5.24 lakh crore in 2016-17. WHAT IF PETROLEUM COMES UNDER GST Under GST, the petrol and diesel prices under the present circumstances will become substantially cheaper. The GST regime provides for taxation rates of 0, 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent. Petrol and diesel can't be expected to be taxed below 12 per cent. At 12 per cent GST, the petrol will be sold at Rs 38.1 in Delhi - almost Rs 32 cheaper than the current rate for one litre of the fuel. At 18 per cent, petrol will be 40.05 a litre in Delhi while at 28 per cent, it will cost Rs 43.44 per litre. If the SUV compensation cess is imposed over and above 28 per cent GST on petrol, it will cost Rs 50.91 in Delhi - still about Rs 20 cheaper than the existing rate. As for diesel, its current price in Delhi is Rs 58.72 per litre. At 12 per cent GST, diesel will sell at Rs 36.65 in the national capital. At 18 per cent GST, diesel will cost Rs 38.61. At 28 per cent GST, diesel will cost Rs 48.88 in Delhi and if SUV cess is imposed, the customers will have to pay Rs 49.08 for a litre of the fuel - still Rs 9.64 cheaper than the existing rate. But, bringing petroleum products under the GST involves politics. Under the GST Act, the decision to bring petroleum products under the new taxation regime can only be taken by the GST Council which has heavy representation from states, which are not ready to let go the hen laying golden eggs. Please sign this petition and share to spread the news. Hoping that you support and join this campaign!

Bipin Rajagopalan
143 supporters