As part of the current study CEHAT along with The Association of Medical Consultants (AMC), Bombay Nursing Home Owners Association come together to offer awareness workshops on the regulation of the private sector. The main objective of the workshops is to develop an understanding amongst the participants about the minimum standards of care; to create awareness about the Bombay Nursing Home Regulation Act and the other legislation and to initiate a dialogue amongst the participants about the need for self regulation of the private health sector.The first training workshop was at Mumbai. About 19 participants attended the training workshop. In order ensure participation of doctors CEHAT collaborated with the Indian Medical Association(IMA). IMA organises most of its own workshops/meetings for various regions. CEHAT decided to follow the same pattern and conducted regional workshops in Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur and Aurangabad. About 128 doctors participated in these workshops.
The broad areas covered in the training were laws governing the private health care, accreditation, issues of patient’s rights and others.
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