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Delhi High Court: Need to Have Fixed Working Hours for Doctors & Standard for Doctor-Patient Ratio in Hospitals

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eMediNexus    16 July 2018

  Hon’ble High Court of Delhi comprising of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar acknowledged that doctors have to work for excessive hours in absence of prescribed standard working hours.

Delhi HC took note of Report prepared by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals. HC had earlier asked it to evaluate Healthcare quality in three hospitals AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital.

NABH, in its report placed before HC Bench, highlighted lack of integration of information technology programme between the OPD and laboratories leading to long queues for giving samples, collecting reports, visiting doctors and going to pharmacy for medication.

HC Bench directed Centre and Delhi Government to inform it on the next date about the steps taken.

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