Indore: Model Code has tied our hands: Minister Silawat

Model Code of Conduct has tied our hands but we will soon act against errant hospitals, which are neglecting patients especially of swine flu.  This was what state health minister Tulsi Silawat said while interacting with media after attending a programme at a city hospital on Saturday.

Talking about private hospitals, which charge patients as per their will to treat swine flu, Silawat said, “Before model code, we were continuously working to find methods to keep check on private hospitals. After election, this process will be speeded up.”

While talking about increasing swine flu deaths in Indore, Silawat said it is severe disease but most patients reach hospital at last stage. “Health department is working to solve problem. We have made committees in Bhopal and Indore to deal with swine flu cases swiftly,” he said.  He said he has instructed all government hospitals to maintain cleanliness in premises. “Health conditions were very poor since last 15 years. It will take time to improve facilities,” he added.

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