Health Check

Health institutions may soon be classified according to their service standards as private sector health care is coming to the forefront with the failure of state system to meet patient needs and regular trade union actions. Health institutions may soon be classified according to their service standards as private sector health care is coming to the forefront with the failure of state system to meet patient needs and regular trade union actions. Half the total health-spend is already accounted for by the private sector and the figure is rising fast.

The government is now trying to grade the fast proliferating private health establishments to give patients more information before they spend their money.

A star rating generally gives an indicative guide to guests about facilities available and the quality of service of a hotel.

Guests get an idea of the standard of the hotel by the stars assigned to them.

But patients who pay for health services do not have any such guides resulting at times in tragic circumstances.

Health institutions meanwhile benefit from the absence of such regulatory or rating system by hushing up their inadequacies and past histories.

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