Recently there has been quite a flurry of opinions, accusations and threats around the issue of regulation of private medical establishments in Karnataka. Although the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act has been around since
Seema Rai’s case had hit the headlines a few years ago, when she died after an unsuccessful pancreas transplant that was done allegedly without her consent. Now, police have filed a charge sheet against a former official of Fortis Hospital.
It is not for nothing that Bengaluru is a leading medical tourism destination in the country. A pool of talented specalists doctors in the city’s major hospitals are lining up noteworthy accomplishments at the state and national levels.
Jayanagar General Hospital, one of the biggest but most underused hospitals in the city, is to be rejuvenated soon. A slew of changes including more junior doctors and hospital management systems have been proposed.