Private hospitals in Odisha to remain shut protesting Clinical Establishment Act

Action against private hospitals for not providing critical services

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has warned of taking action against the private hospitals for not providing critical services to patients, said the Health Department on Saturday.

“It has come to the notice that some hospitals in the private sector are hesitating in providing critical services such as dialysis, blood transfusion, chemotherapy and institutional deliveries to their regular patients, either on account of fear of contracting COVID-19 or they are keeping their hospitals/ clinics closed,” said an order of the department.

“It is also noticed that many places the hospitals/ clinics are insisting on a COVID-19 test before providing services. This is not acceptable,” the order said.

Keeping this in view of this, the Health Department has issued the order in the line of guidelines given by the Union Health Ministry to continue the treatment of critical diseases.