Health Minister Ramesh Kumar on Sunday said that the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act would come into effect on February 10.
“Including the chief minister, everybody should go to government hospitals for treatment. They should be admitted to private hospitals only if government hospitals lack expertise in certain facilities. The government will reimburse expenses only if guidelines are followed,” Kumar said after inaugurating a PHC at Muduvadi village in Kolar taluk.
“I pushed the Act as I wanted to help the poor. Those who are opposed to the Act will appreciate it after 10 years seeing its impact,” the minister said.
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