The District Tuberculosis officer Mamta Sonsare stated that it has been made mandatory for private hospitals to report the name of patient admitted in the hospital with symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB) to the health department. And criminal case will be registered against the private doctors who do not provide the information. According to the notification of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, it has been made mandatory to register and treat every TB patient.
As a measure to prevent the spread of tuberculosis and to curb the growing spread of the disease, it has been made mandatory to register every patient with the health department. All private sector medical institutes including pathology, microbiology, laboratory, medicine stores selling tuberculosis drugs have to register their names with the health department of State government. In case of non-registration of TB patients diagnosed by private laboratories, doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, an offense under Sections 269 and 270 of Indian Penal Code will be registered against such him. The convict will have to face a sentence of six months to two years.