GUWAHATI, Nov 21 – As part of its recently-announced plan to look into the implementation of the Assam Health Service Establishment Act in city hospitals, a team of District Health Service officials today carried out inspections in a private hospital in the city.
The team, led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro F Ahmed, carried out the inspection at a private diabetic care and research hospital in the GS Road, said an official statement.
The team inspected different areas of the hospital like parking facilities, emergency service facilities, fire safety measures, facilities for BPL families, solid and liquid waste management system, service charges and manpower management.
The statement said that “the team detected some serious deviations in its functioning from the guidelines set under the licence and the Health Establishment Act. Most important of the deviations is the surgical operations being conducted in the institution without permission from the authority. The management was asked not to continue this until further orders from competent authority while it was meant for only diabetic care and research.
It added that the ICU was also inspected by the team but its functioning was not found satisfactory.
“Further, the management has no documented policy for providing treatment to families belonging to the BPL category,” it said, adding that the team has also started scrutinising other charges against the hospital.
The administration added that more such inspections of various hospitals would be carried out in the days to come.
It is noteworthy that last week the district administration, as per instruction of the State government’s Health and Family Welfare Department, had decided to carry out inspection of private hospitals in the city to ensure that such establishments were properly implementing all provisions of the Assam Health Establishment Act.