2010 saw private hospitals reined in

The state government set a deadline for private hospitals to register under the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act.

The decision was aimed at statutory regulation and keeping a tab on the private hospitals. However, the initiative didn’t elicit enthusiastic response.

Another major achievement this year is the setting up of biomedical waste treatment plants at all the government hospitals in the City following a direction from the Lokadalat.
The year also saw dissolution of Medical Council of India, with the Health ministry constituting a seven-member board of governors to revamp the medical education system in the country. Dr Devi Shetty of Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya is one of the board members.

The Union government declared Nimhans as an institute of national importance, thereby bringing the institute on par with All India Institute of Medical Sciences and other three medical institutes of the country.

In tune with the changing necessities, private hospitals launched several new services. Sagar hospitals launched its home care facility including lab check-ups.

Manipal Hospitals merged Manipal Cure and Care to set up clinics catering to localities and spread the concept of family doctor. Earlier this year, it launched a pain clinic. Fortis Hospitals came out with Arrhythmia clinic to check irregular heart beats. A cancer institute and a cath lab were also set up.

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