Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dr. JP wants hospitals rated

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today underlined the need for the establishment of an independent agency to rate healthcare providers on the quality of their services.

Launching ‘’, a portal giving details of healthcare facilities in Hyderabad to begin with, Dr. JP said public, private and voluntary institutions have to work together to make quality healthcare available to all. He pointed out that 85 percent of healthcare providers in the U. S. are ‘no-profit’ entities.

Mere provision of healthcare services would not guarantee healthcare, said Dr. JP and referred to supply of contaminated drinking water even in upmarket localities like Banajara Hills and Jubilee Hills. How could you ensure good health without making available safe drinking water and eradicating mosquito menace even in Hyderabad, the 37th largest city in the world, he asked.

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