NHRC Advisory to Centre, Government of Bihar on Health Facilities Without Munger Registration, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Center and the Government of Bihar regarding a large number of health facilities operating without compulsory registration in the Munger district of the state. Coming suo motu to a media report that a large number of hospitals, clinics and nursing homes are operating illegally without any registration in Munger district of Bihar despite a specific law passed by the state government in 2013, the panel requested a detailed report. in the matter.

According to reports, out of 40 private hospitals operating in the district, only four are legally registered, he said.

“The Commission has observed that the content of the media report, if true, amounts to a violation of human rights. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary of Bihar Government; Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; and to the Chairman, National Medical Commission, calling for detailed reports on the matter within four weeks, including action taken/proposed against clinical establishments operating illegally in the area.

“The Commission also observed that the right to life and health are fundamental human rights and such serious violations by clinical establishments, if true, are a matter of concern,” she said.

The information was reportedly collected by an RTI activist.

The report states that as per the provisions of Bihar Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act 2013, registration of health care establishments is compulsory and violators have to pay a fine.

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