Through a new order regarding private practice, the Madhya Pradesh government has sought to further strengthen arrangements at government hospitals in the state. Giving this information, an official release said in Bhopal on Saturday that along with it, orders have also been issued for appointment of 503 medical officers.
Following this, urban and rural people will get better treatment facilities and appointment of 266 more doctors is also being made soon. Similarly, 769 newly appointed doctors will provide their services to patients. The General Administration Department had lifted the ban on private practice of doctors of Public Health and Family Welfare Department vide its order dated January 13, 1999.
The department has issued new orders regarding private practice by government doctors in the context of that order. It has been made clear now that private practice can be done only after duty hours. Under private practice at their residences, government doctors can only give consultation to patients.
Government doctors cannot operate any clinic, nursing home or private hospital in their or their relatives names. Government doctors will not be permitted to render their service including consultation at any private nursing home, private hospital or private clinic.
For consulting patients, they can keep only basic medical examination equipment/instruments like stethoscope, BP instrument, opththelmiscope, autoscope, ECG machine etc. They cannot keep at their residences machines for which licence is required (Like X-ray machine, USG, Eco-cardiography machines etc.)
Besides, they cannot get these machines registered for use at their residence in their own or their relatives names. They will also be permitted to get registered/installed other equipments not required in surgery in their own or their relatives names including dental chair, yelgar laser machine etc.
No equipment for pathology or bio-chemistry test can be kept by them. If any government doctor violates this new system, he or she will be held guilty of violation Sub-rule (4) of Rule 16 of Madhya Pradesh Civil Service Conduct Rules 1965 and will be punishable under Madhya Pradesh Service Rules 1966.