Gangtok, August 23, 2012:
The Health Care, Human Service and Family Welfare Department organized the daylong State meeting for implementation of Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act 2012 at the European hall today. It has been informed that the said Act shall be implemented in the State very soon.
The MD, Director Health Services, Dr. PM Pradhan highlighted about the introduction of the said Act, function of committee and minimum standards. He acquainted that, the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act 2010 applies in the first instance, to the whole of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim and the Union territories, and it shall apply to such other State which adopts this Act by resolution passed in that behalf under clauses (I) of article 252 of the Constitution. Dr. Pradhan also informed the gathering about the how and where the Act is implemented.
Likewise, State Health Officer Dr. Sarita Lama spoke on the procedure for registration wherein she informed that, for the purpose of registration of the Clinical Establishment under section 10, an application in the prescribed proforma along with the prescribed fee shall be made to the authority. The Clinical Establishment shall report to the authority, the action, if any, which is proposed to be taken or has been taken upon the results of such inspection or inquiry and such report, be furnished within such time, as the authority may direct, she added.
Further, Assistant Director (S), T Targain delivered on the penalties, formats and miscellaneous under this Act. Whoever contravenes any provision of this Act shall, if no penalty is provided elsewhere, be punishable for the first offence with fine which may extend to Rs. 10,000/-, for any second offence with fine which may extend to Rs. 50,000/- and for any subsequent offence with fine which may extend to Rs. 5 Lakhs. Targain also notified that whoever carries on a Clinical Establishment without registration shall, on first contravention, be liable to a monetary penalty up to Rs. 50,000, for second contravention with a monetary penalty which may extend to Rs. 2 Lakhs and for any subsequent contravention with a monetary penalty which may extend to Rs. 5 Lakhs, and whoever knowingly serves in a Clinical Establishment which is not duly registered under this Act, shall be liable to a monetary penalty which may extend to Rs. 25 Lakhs respectively.
The said meeting was also addressed by the Principal Director Health Services Department, IL Sharma. Respective doctors from the sections of the concerned Department were also present who discussed on the implementation of Clinical Establishment Act 2012, extensively.