Pune: PMC Cracks Down on 23 Private Hospitals for Violating Healthcare Regulations

Pune: PMC Cracks Down on 23 Private Hospitals for Violating Healthcare Regulations

Pune: PMC Cracks Down on 23 Private Hospitals for Violating Healthcare Regulations

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In a move to uphold healthcare standards, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Health Department has taken decisive action against 23 private hospitals. Following thorough inspections, the PMC found these facilities to be in breach of the Nursing Home Act and other regulatory norms governing hospitals. The issuance of show-cause notices underscores the PMC’s commitment to ensuring adherence to healthcare regulations.

Under the purview of the Maharashtra Nursing Home Registration Act 1949 and Regulations 2021, the PMC oversees 899 hospitals. Many hospitals in Pune are currently up for the renewal of their nursing home licenses, prompting intensified scrutiny from regulatory authorities.

The PMC’s inspection focus extended to private hospitals located in 23 recently merged villages within its jurisdiction. Over 100 hospitals in areas like Wagholi, Mhalunge, Sus, and others underwent assessments by Ward Medical Officers (WMO). Subsequently, hospitals found to be non-compliant were served notices, mandating prompt rectification or cessation of patient admissions.

A senior PMC official emphasized that the identified hospitals, predominantly situated in rural Pune prior to the merger, must now adhere strictly to regulations. Violations encompassed various acts including the Maharashtra Nursing Home Registration Act 1949 and Regulations 2021, Bio-Medical Waste Disposal Rules 2016, and Fire Safety Compliance.

Highlighting the PMC’s stance, a senior doctor said that renewal of nursing home licenses would hinge on full compliance with regulations. Furthermore, hospitals are required to meet pollution control, biomedical waste management, and fire safety standards to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff alike.

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