Press Esc to close
Thursday 24 July 2014
News updated at 5:19 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.9°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day
Breaking News

'No provisions to punish erring private doctors'

Bangalore Feb 15, 2013 DHNS

 Health and Family Welfare Minister Aravinda Limbavali on Thursday told the Legislative Council that there was no provision in the Karnataka Private Medical Institutes’ Act, 2007, to initiate action against private doctors or dentists if lapses were found.

He was replying to a question by Congress member R V Venkatesh during Zero Hour. Venkatesh raised the issue of innocent lives being lost in the State due to negligence by doctors.

He cited the case of three-year-old Shireesh, who died due to an overdose of anaesthesia that was administered by a private dentist in HSR Layout on February 6.


Limbavali said the said the Act has provision to initiate action against private nursing homes and clinics if they violate the Act or if such institutions were functioning without licence.

No official complaint

“However, the Act doesn’t has a provision to initiate action against doctors including dentists in private institutions. Also, in the Shireesh’s case, no official complaint has been registered with the department. A related police complaint has been registered and action will be initiated against the culprits as per the police investigation,” he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Lightning on a thunderstorm  crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Lightning on a thunderstorm crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523