Govt. to Launch New Website for Patients

by Medindia Content Team on  January 24, 2007 at 7:58 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
Govt. to Launch New Website for Patients
The Government is creating a website for the patients for publishing their views on hospitals and doctors.

People will be able to "review" the performance of their GPs or hospitals through patients' rankings and ratings of their GPs, thereby helping others to decide where to go for treatments.

The Department of Health said that the aim is to improve the performance of the GPs, consultants and managers, subject to bad reports. But doctors said the idea was "gimmicky".

NHS reforms have prompted countrywide campaigns against hospital and NHS service closures. But central to the reforms has been patient choice, a Department of Health spokesman said yesterday. "We want people to put down their views. Good or bad, we want an honest review of the services they have received."

Patricia Hewitt, the Health Secretary, announced that the new website should be up by this summer.

The British Medical Association said the website will attract those who want to complain.

Source: Medindia

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This is regarding the Medwin Hospital situated in Nampally,Hyderabad.My mom was admitted there with ileum and the Dr.C.L.Venkat Rao Chief Gastro over there performed a operation for the removal of ileum but after the surgery my moms condition became worst and she was induced 14 units of blood and 4 units of plasma as she was having bleeding after the surgery and finally after suffering for 20 days she passed away.So i request to everyone not to see the doctor for any consultation or surgeries as he was so irresponsible that he could even know that my mom had developed Jaundice .
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