Press Esc to close
Saturday 30 May 2015
News updated at 7:55 PM IST
Weather
Max: 32.4°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'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
An Indian eagle which was struck inside the fallen tree near Bengaluru Press Club...

An Indian eagle which was struck inside the fallen tree near Bengaluru Press Club...

India's Khalin Joshi tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Bashundhara...

India's Khalin Joshi tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Bashundhara...

Tobacco farmers and workers holding a protest in Vijaywada against anti-tobacco campaigns...

Tobacco farmers and workers holding a protest in Vijaywada against anti-tobacco campaigns...

An elderly woman smokes a Bidi on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day' in Ahmedabad...

An elderly woman smokes a Bidi on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day' in Ahmedabad...

Models walk the ramp at Indore Fashion Week in Indore...

Models walk the ramp at Indore Fashion Week in Indore...

Ramkumar Ramanathan of India play a backhand shot against Vishnuvardhan during ITF Mysuru Open...

Ramkumar Ramanathan of India play a backhand shot against Vishnuvardhan during ITF Mysuru Open...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha poses next to the newly launched BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha poses next to the newly launched BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe...

Foreigners dance during Millionaire Bhanwar Lal Doshi's Diksha ceremony for becoming a Jain monk...

Foreigners dance during Millionaire Bhanwar Lal Doshi's Diksha ceremony for becoming a Jain monk...

A man takes a nap inside a car on a hot summer day in Ahmadabad...

A man takes a nap inside a car on a hot summer day in Ahmadabad...

A shepherd going with sheep to the next village near Jaliya Village in Beawar, Rajasthan...

A shepherd going with sheep to the next village near Jaliya Village in Beawar, Rajasthan...

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