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CIC : take necessary steps to enforce the right to information, i.e., forcing the private hospitals to give medical records of the patients on day to day basis

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The orders of the CIC are as under :

File No.CIC/SA/A/2014/000004

 

56. The Commission recommends the Government of India, states and Union Territories, besides the respondent authority in this case, to take necessary steps to enforce the right to information, i.e., forcing the private hospitals to give medical records of the patients on day to day basis, because this daily disclosure will prevent undesirable practices of altering records after damage caused to patient. Forcing the private hospitals to provide daily wise medical records will also act as a check on some hospitals from resorting to extortionist, inhuman and ruthless business of prescribing unnecessary diagnostic tests, unnecessary surgical operations, caesarean deliveries, unwarranted angioplasties, inserting stents, without need, or of substandard nature, or putting low quality stent while collecting price of high quality stent, and several such malpractices amounting to medical terrorism, etc. They should not be allowed to such malpractices with all impunity and get away without any legal consequences as if there is an absolute immunity. The Government, Medical Council of India and the health regulatory has to see that licence to practice medicine will not become licence to kill and extort and come to the rescue of helpless patients.

CIC_SA_A_2014_000004_T_151517.pdf

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Thanks to the CIC for recommendation to the Government of India, states and Union Territories. Now what action the govt. takes is a question.

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Prasad GLN

When there are several bills that were not taken up for making up them Acts, and when GOI is incapable of even appointing ICs at CIC, such recommendations are hardly taken into consideration by Authorities.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Hon'ble sir, i am hopeful that new powerful government will implement recommendation of the CIC and remove all hurdles and obstacles from the way of RTI Act.

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Prasad GLN

Have you aware as to whether Govt., has taken any concrete steps in implementing CIC decision in important issues so far ?

Just post them, as those were only taken by some Public Authorities only in appointing PIOs/and sec.4 disclosures and not by GOI.

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