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3) To what extent will the draft Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2019 be able to address the violence against medical professionals or damage to clinical establishments? Critically examine.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) To what extent will the draft Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2019 be able to address the violence against medical professionals or damage to clinical establishments? Critically examine.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is amidst the recent violence faced by doctors across various pockets of the country and thus the coming of the Bill.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must be able to address whether the provisions of the bill alone are sufficient to handle the issue or there are bigger causes to the situation.

Directive:

Critically examineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain that India is woefully short of doctors and its healthcare infrastructure is creaky. Public hospitals are overcrowded, even as private ones are too expensive for most Indians. It is at such hospitals that instances of violence typically take place, usually triggered by the death of a patient.

Body:

Explain first the underlying causes for such incidences; quote the recent gruesome acts where doctors, medical officers have been lynched to death.

Then discuss the need to enhance the capacity of public services. Explain what measures must be taken by the govt. to ensure such incidences are put to an end – regularize private hospitals, charter for patient rights, increase the numbers of healthcare service personnel, provide for security of life to doctors and clinical establishment etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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