The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) demanded the State Government should fully implement the Clinical Establishment Act 2010. UKD’s Mahanagar president Sunil Dhyani stated the act will provide assistance to the local citizens in order to get the best treatment for diseases like dengue. Uttarakhand like six other States, including Uttar Pradesh, has only adopted the Act under the clause (1) of article 252 of the Constitution.
Dhyani said, “The CEA was passed in 2010 by the then Government at the Centre but the Uttarakhand Government still has not implemented it, as this Act will reduce the chances of hospital mafias to get profit out the pockets of poor patients. Instead, new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was implemented hastily.
It ended up harassing citizens instead of becoming a tool to ensure their safety.”
He added, “Under CEA maternity homes, dispensary clinic, nursing home, allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic medical facilities will be provided at same rates. Every hospital will be bound to charge same rates as by Centre. However, ruling party in State has gotten its entire marketing fund from these private hospitals is not interested in implementing the Act,” he alleged.