GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) Virendra Mittal held a meeting with all the owners of private nursing homes here earlier this week.
In the meeting, Mittal directed the private nursing homes to strictly adhere to The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010. He also warned of stringent action against those institutes failing to do the same.
Stating that private nursing homes contribute substantially to maternal mortality and child mortality rates in the district, the Deputy Commissioner stated that proper record should be maintained by the nursing homes, which should be submitted to the District Health Society (DHS) regularly in the prescribed format.
Mittal stated that as Ayushman Bharat and Atal Amrit Abhiyan programmes are being implemented throughout the State, the BPL beneficiaries coming for treatment to the respective private hospitals must be taken care of without any discrimination.
He also highlighted the need for timely exchange of information between private and government doctors.
Kamrup (Metro) Additional DC PP Kathkotia, Joint Director Health Services Dr Ganesh Saikia and owners of city nursing homes were present in the meeting.