Paramedical Council Act in the Offing for Indian Capital

by Gopalan on  July 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM Indian Health News
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 Paramedical Council Act in the Offing for Indian Capital
A Paramaedical Council Act is being contemplated for the Indian capital of New Delhi. The new council to be set up will have the power to accredit paramedics.

Officials said the relevant bill would be tabled in the New Delhi Assembly shortly.

"There is no Act or Council to regulate the hiring or functioning of paramedics, whether in the city or country. There is no way of ascertaining the work record or conduct of a particular paramedic," the official noted.

The proposed Council will accredit operation theatre (OT) technicians, OT assistants, laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, X-Ray technicians, ECG technicians, darkroom assistants and Central Sterilisation Department assistants. All institutions will have to register with the Council that will issue certificates only after professionals have worked for fixed period.

"The need for this council was felt, as we need to hire at least 1,000 paramedics in the next year. There are over 350 posts of paramedics open. Also, the 110 ambulances we are going to acquire will require six such paramedics in each vehicle," said the official.

The official was referring to the increased emergency facilities that would be required as preparations begin for the Commonwealth games to be hosted by New Delhi in October 2010.

The government is also planning to protect doctors from aggrieved patients and their relatives.

Andhra Pradesh in southern India recently passed an ordinance to protect doctors after a series of incidents in which doctors were set upon by relatives of patients who died despite treatment.

Doctors there went on an indefinite strike demanding appropriate measures to ensure their security.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "We have a lot of hospitals in the city and these moves are aimed at improving facilities. We have asked for a copy of the Andhra Pradesh Ordinance as they have already done something to contain violence against doctors," said Dikshit.

Source: Medindia
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Andrewlhta

The council is not yet formed till now. I don't know if this website is being monitored by the govt. or not, but what I would like to inform the government is that the hospital cannot run without the paramedics. So, if this bill is not passed within this year [2012], why not have a strike all over India?! Let them run the hospital without Paramedics (if they can). -Andrew Technologist Aizawl, Mizoram

kmbhaskar

FROM 2008, THIS IS 2012 AND MORE THAN 4 YEARS ALL PARAMEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM WITHIN INDIA AND ABROAD ARE JUST WAITING AND WAITING, NOTHING HAS HAPPENED NOTHING WILL BE DONE FOR THIS IMPORTANT GROUP THE COUNCILS ARE ONLY FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES MAY BE IN 2022 THERE WILL BE HOPES AGAIN FOR PARAMEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

dasvijay

Hi i am very pleased to kn ow that our paramedicals staff, Radiographers are doing great job for registration. i am want to know that why there is huge difference in pay scale of Radiographers in all Govt. institution. hope things will change...

It is a very good step for the development of Technicians (paramedical staff), as all of us are working in medical field since last so many years but there was no counsil for paramedical staff (like X-Ray,OT, Lab, CSSD, ECG Tech. etc.) and there are so many diparaties in the pay scales Now these can be short it out by the counsil.
But this counsil needs to be implement at the earliest.

SYED FAIZAN AMIN
LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

botchasai

its very imp to set up paramedical council , we should develop excellent
pre hospital settings like western countries to save the people.
sai krishna
paramedic
emri

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