On 13 June, the Karnataka legislative assembly discussed a law to enforce standardised charges for medical treatments. The following days saw closed hospitals, doctors on the streets protesting against the bill and heated debates among the state’s political leaders. A week later, the government decided to reconsider the bill.

The risk is mitigated but certainly not averted for private healthcare providers.

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Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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