Rajasthan News / 8 crore people of Rajasthan will get free treatment

Zoom News : Sep 23, 2022, 11:00 PM
Rajasthan News: The 'RIGHT TO HEALTH' bill is currently stuck in the assembly by the Gehlot government. After debate in the assembly, it has been sent to the Select Committee. Several legislators of the ruling party and the opposition had raised objections to the provisions of the bill. Now it can be introduced in the budget session. When this bill is passed, Rajasthan will become the first state in the country to give health rights to more than 8 crore people of its state.

The government has described this as the Rajasthan model of public health, which will usher in the era of advanced public health. The special feature of this bill is that 8 crore people of Rajasthan will get free treatment. Whatever be the emergency, even if the patient goes to a private hospital, then he will get free treatment there too. Along with this, the government will get insurance of every person in the state. Apart from this, many provisions have been added in this bill for patients to doctors.

14.55 crore annual budget

In this, 14 crore 55 lakh rupees will be spent every year. In this, a provision of Rs 14 crore 50 lakh has been made for human resources, Rs 5 lakh for the allowances of State Health Authority and District Health Authority members. Expenses may increase over time.

Right to Health will cover it all

  • Right to health will also cover damages caused by bio-terrorism, biotechnology, natural biological hazards or biological weapons, bacteria, viruses, toxic substances, bio-products.
  • Chemical attack, natural horror, nuclear attack or accident, mass death of affected population, loss of life, long-term effect on the affected population or serious disabling, spread of viral or toxic substances, gases and The risks involved are included.
  • Right to health will give protection of treatment to the health of the people of the state during the epidemic.
  • Any method of medicine and health, including reproductive health, emergency medical treatment, diagnosis, nursing, rehabilitation, health recovery, research, investigation, treatment, procedures and other services.
  • It includes all types of government and private institutions, facilities, buildings, places or parts thereof.
  • Indoor, outdoor units, government or privately owned institutions, funded and controlled institutions will be included in this.
  • Health service providers include health science doctors, nurses, para medical staff, social workers, specialized health providers, nursing, rehab, health recovery, treatment and other health services.
  • This will include law, policy, program, project, technology, identification, prediction, analysis and evaluation of harmful activities, coordination of procedures, methods and means to reduce potential impacts.
  • The cost of treatment, risks, benefits, options are also included in this.
People will get this in Right to Health

  • In Right to Health, every person of Rajasthan will get a good idea about the diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment, future results and possible complications and expected expenses.
  • Through the rules made under the Act, out door patients (OPD), indoor admitted patients, doctor's visit and consultation, medicines, diagnosis, emergency transportation i.e. ambulance facility, procedures and services, emergency treatment will be available.
  • The patient will get complete information about the nature of the disease, causes, actual diagnosis, care, treatment and outcome, possible complications and expected expenses.
  • Patients will be given free treatment by all public health institutions as per their medical care level.
  • Private Service Providers will provide necessary emergency treatment facilities and intensive care, emergency delivery and treatment without delay during emergency conditions without advance payment of fees or charges.
  • If there is a medico-legal case, the health care provider will not delay the treatment merely on the basis of police NOC or police report.
  • The patient will have access to documents, test reports, treatment details and part-wise bills.
  • Consent has to be taken from the patient or his family after giving prior information about surgery, chemotherapy.
  • Secrecy, human dignity and confidentiality will be maintained during the treatment.
  • The presence of a woman will be required during the physical test of a female patient on behalf of a mail worker.
  • The patient will be able to select the available alternative treatment method.
  • You will get the right to get information about the rates and taxes of all types of services and facilities.
  • During the treatment, the sources of taking medicines and testing can be selected.
  • The patient will be educated about the health condition.
  • Referral transportation facility will be available from all government and private medical institutes.
  • The details of treatment can be obtained in case of a patient leaving the hospital or treatment center against the advice of the doctor.
  • Free transportation, free treatment and free insurance cover will be used in road accidents.
  • The right to obtain treatment details and information from the health provider already having treatment for taking second opinion.
  • The Rajasthan government will be bound to make proper provision in the budget for Right to Health.
  • The government will incorporate treatment quality and safety measurements and norms.
  • Nothing can be denied directly or indirectly from the Guaranteed Services.
  • Coordination will be done among the government departments for providing adequate and safe food for nutrition, provision of safe drinking water, hygiene.
Grievance redressal system will be developed

  • The government will create a complaint redressal system within 6 months from the date of commencement of the Act.
  • The web portal, help center will send the complaints to the concerned officer or observer within 24 hours.
  • The concerned officer will respond to the complainant within the next 24 hours.
  • If the complaint is not resolved by the officer within 24 hours, then the complaint will be immediately forwarded to the District Health Authority.
  • The District Health Authority will take appropriate action within 30 days of receiving the complaint and upload its report on the web portal. The complainant will also be informed. Solution will also be tried by calling the complainant.
  • If there is no solution from the District Health Authority within 30 days, the complaint will be forwarded to the State Health Authority.
State health authority will be formed

State Health Authority will be formed in Rajasthan. In which an IAS officer of the rank of Joint Secretary or above will be the Chairman. The health director will be the member secretary. While the Medical Education Commissioner, Joint CEO of Rajasthan State Health Assurance Agency, Director of Ayurveda, Director of Homeopathy, Director of Unani will be ex-officio members. Two people nominated by the government who have knowledge of public health and hospital management will be members. Apart from the ex-officio member, all the members will be appointed for 3 years. There will be a meeting of the Health Authority at least once in 6 months. To meet twice a year.

District Health Authority will be formed in every district

District Health Authority will also be formed in all the districts of Rajasthan. Autonomous body of District Health Authority will be formed within 1 month from the date of creation of State Health Authority. In this, the District Collector will be the ex-officio chairman. Zilla Parishad CEO will be the ex-officio co-chairman. Deputy CMHO will be ex-officio member, District Ayurveda Officer and SE of PHED will be ex-officio member. There will be two members nominated by the State Government. The head of the Zilla Parishad shall be its member. In addition, there will be 3 head members of the Panchayat Samitis. Apart from the ex-officio members, all the members will be appointed for 3 months.

There will be no legal action or case against the officer-employee of the authority.

There shall be no case, prosecution or legal proceedings against the Government of Rajasthan, State Health Authority, Chairman of the District Health Authority, members or officers of the Committee of the Authority for anything done in good faith.

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