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TS Govt proposes new law to regulate corporate hospitals

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Hyderabad: Health Minister Dr. K. Lakshma Reddy said that the Telangana Government proposes to enact a new law to regulate all corporate hospitals in the State.

Replying to a question raised by Congress MLC Farooq Hussain in Legislative Council on Wednesday, the minister said that the State Government had constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee to review the complaints of exorbitant charges being collected by private and corporate hospitals in the State. Panchayat Raj Minister K. Tarakarama Rao and R&B Minister Tummala Nageshwara Rao are part of the Sub-Committee. Based on the findings of Sub-Committee, the State Government would enact a new law to regulate all private and corporate hospitals in the State.

Earlier, MLCs, across party lines, demanded stern action against hospitals who are charging exorbitantly from the patients. They also demanded a House Committee to probe into the allegations.

The minister said that the State Government was also improving the conditions in public hospitals across the Telangana State. (INN)

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