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Explainer: IMA seeks amendments to Consumer Protection Act. What does it mean for doctors and patients?

The largest network of doctors in the country says  violence and litigation against members of the medical profession have increased after patients were categorised as consumers and doctors as service providers. Moneycontrol examines the issue. 

February 24, 2022 / 06:06 PM IST
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A group of senior members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest network of doctors in the country, met Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya early this week.

Their main demand was an amendment to the Consumer Protection Act, 2020, to get healthcare services explicitly removed from the purview of the Act.

The government has remained non-committal so far but in case it accepts the demand, it may have far-reaching implications for the healthcare ecosystem, including doctors and patients,

What’s the background to healthcare being included in the Consumer Protection Act?