Pune: PMC Takes Stern Action Against Hundred Private Hospitals 

Pune: PMC Takes Stern Action Against Hundred Private Hospitals

Pune: PMC Takes Stern Action Against Hundred Private Hospitals

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Recently, it was revealed that more than a hundred private hospitals in Pune were operating without a valid license. The licenses of these hospitals had expired on March 31, but they failed to renew them in time.

Within the municipal limits of Pune, there are a total of 840 private hospitals. By the end of March, the renewal of licenses for 410 hospitals was imperative. 

To address this issue, the Municipal Health Department initiated a special campaign from February 22 to March 5, offering a streamlined one-window scheme for renewal.

As of March 5, only 310 hospitals had completed their license renewal, leaving 100 hospitals still non-compliant. However, in the following five days, the health department swiftly completed the renewal process for the majority of the remaining hospitals. The Municipal Corporation has, however, limited authority to take punitive action against hospitals operating without a valid license. 

While these hospitals can be fined Rs 100 per month, with a maximum penalty of Rs 5,000, they cannot be shut down.

Sources revealed that the health department took immediate steps to ensure the renewal of most hospital licenses, thus averting punitive measures. This proactive approach highlights the municipality’s commitment to ensuring the legality and quality of healthcare services in Pune.