Daily News Online
   

Friday, 18 February 2011

Home

 | SHARE MARKET  | EXCHANGE RATE  | TRADING  | OTHER PUBLICATIONS   | ARCHIVES | 

dailynews
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

More opt for private sector healthcare

Amended Act to be patient friendly:

With the high disposable income more people have switched to private sector healthcare treatments. It is expected that 50 percent of the patients will seek private sector medical treatment in future.


A modern lab of the private sector

The Private Healthcare Institution Registration Act No 21 of 2006 will be amended shortly.

“It was necessary to amend the Act to accommodate certain needs of the healthcare industry which were not addressed in the present regulatory framework”.

“With the proposed amendments the Act will cover aspects of vital importance to patients seeking private healthcare facilities,” a Senior Health Ministry official told Daily News Business.

“It is estimated that 50 percent of the patients seek medical treatment from private sector institutions. There is a shift in the number of patients seeking treatment from the Government sector to private sector as the level of disposable income has risen over the years,” he said.

The Government is making efforts to ensure that the private sector provides quality healthcare at a reasonable price.

It will also take measures to increase the level of confidence on the private sector treatment process.

There are many complaints that irregularities are taking place in the sector and the amendments to the Act will address these issues while minimising the disadvantages to patients.

The amendments will strengthen the powers given to the Director General Health Services and the Deputy Director General Laboratory Services.

A committee has been appointed to finalize the amendment process with plans to complete the task shortly, the Official said.

EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

Tender for the Capacity Expansion of the GOSS Magnum Press
ANCL TENDER for CTP Machines with Online Processors
www.apiwenuwenapi.co.uk
LANKAPUVATH - National News Agency of Sri Lanka
www.army.lk
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL)
www.news.lk
www.defence.lk
Donate Now | defence.lk

| News | Editorial | Business | Features | Political | Security | Sport | World | Letters | Obituaries |

Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2011 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor