According to Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, the Karnataka government is considering establishing a single-window system to approve private hospitals.
Story so far: Given the importance of big data in developing government schemes, private hospitals should be open and transparent when billing patients and sharing their electronic health records. Given that there are between 3,000 and 4,000 healthcare startups in the state, Sudhakar emphasized the role of technology in healthcare.
- The largest employer in India is the private healthcare industry.
- A system needs to be created to allow the government to call the industry for deliberations on budget and policy matters.
Pending cases: 80% of the 385 complaints against doctors that were pending before the Karnataka Medical Council, according to its head Dr Kanchi Prahlad, were from Bengaluru. He stated that it was against medical ethics for hospitals and doctors to advertise themselves.