Gurugram : Hospitals ordered to register under Clinical Establishments Act

All hospitals with more than 50 beds will have to register themselves with the district administration by January 2020. This will be a provisional registration that will be valid for a year.

Chetna Choudhry | TNN
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GURUGRAM: All hospitals with more than 50 beds will have to register themselves with the district administration by January 2020. This will be a provisional registration that will be valid for a year.

A month before the provisional registration ends, hospitals will have to apply for permanent registration. For the provisional registration, hospitals can apply online by paying a fee of Rs 2,000-5,000, depending on the number of beds.

For the permanent registration, the fee is Rs 8,000-Rs 20,000 depending on the number of beds. If hospitals fail to apply for permanent registration, a minimum penalty of Rs 20,000 and maximum of Rs 50,000 will be imposed for the first offence. The fine can go up to Rs 2 lakh for second-time offenders and up to Rs 5 lakh for third-time offenders.

According to an estimate, there are at least 210 hospitals in the city which have more than 50 beds.

On Wednesday, the district administration conducted a workshop on Clinical Establishments Act in which managements of hospitals with more than 50 beds were told how to function under the Act.

At least 40 representatives from various hospitals attended the workshop conducted by chief medical officer Dr Gulshan Arora. The act was published in January 2018 and rules were amended in July 2018. Dr Arora said inspection of hospitals would not be conducted now. But a committee will visit hospitals before permanent registration to verify claims. The committee will include the chief medical officer, a representative of Indian Medical Association’s Gurugram chapter, and officials from health and district administrations.

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