During December 1986 a lot of representations were coming to the State IMA
from the members owning Nursing Homes. They were concerned about marked upward
revisions of the taxation.
Dr.V.Varadarajan was President in IMA TNSB and Dr.V.N.Rajasekaran was
The Nursing Homes were grouped as commercial institutions and subjected to
many fold increases in the taxation.
The IMA felt that we should represent them to the authorities. At the same time
we also felt that we should have a complete date of the Nursing Homes in the State, so that it will be easy to put forth our problems to the authorities. So we collected the data of the Nursing Homes in various places through the Branches of IMA.
THE FIRST PROBLEM:
The doctors of Erode Dr.K.R.Balasubramaniam & Dr.L.M.Ramakrishnan and
others took the lead in arranging an interview with Honourable Minister for Transport
Mr.Muthusamy.We were asked to come to Madras to meet him on April 1 st . About
forty Doctors met him in the Secretariat. He was kind enough to inform us that the
matter has been discussed with Chief Minister and an announcement will be made
shortly in the assembly. He also assured that there will be some reduction in the tas
assessed by Local Bodies.
We were asked to assemble at the assembly we were able to here the
proceedings that the upward revision of municipal taxation by the authorities was
We were thankful to the Government for this gesture and wanted to meet then
the Chief Minister Dr.M.G.R. and thank him. The Minister assured that he will convey
our feelings to the Chief Minister, but it may take another day for us to meet the Chief
Minister personally, as he has to get the permission from the Chief Minister.
Most of us have come from Districts and our staying in Madras for more than two
days had to start home urgently.
FORMATION OF NHB 1987, 1ST APRIL:
We felt that the Doctors should meet periodically to discuss their problems
arising form the Nursing Homes. All of them agreed. No time was wasted. We straight
away proceeded to our House at Namdhanam where we met and brought certain
resolutions. Dr.K.Janakiraman was elected us the Joints Secretary of the Nursing Home
REGULAR MEETINGS OF NHB ALONG WITH STATE COUNCIL:
With consecutive meetings of the active members of the Nursing Home Board
along with the members of the State Council. The rules and regulations for the NHB
were framed. After through discussion these were approved and successive Office
Bearers were elected and Board started functioning.
The following were the Office Bearers
Joint Secretary/ Secretary/chairman NHB
The following were the Secretaries
- The following of the were the Editors Dr.V.Varadarajan
THE MEETINGS: NO.1 TO 58 ALONG WITH STATE COUNCIL
From 1987 till 2001 the meetings were held along with State Council Meetings and the
problems of the Nursing Homes well discussed. These discussions were healthy and
members from the various parts of the State took part in the discussion.
We held at 58 meetings along State Council. Being problem oriented discussions they
took a long time sometimes even three hours of the State Council thus preventing
other important points from being discussed in the state Council. Further the members
of the Nursing Homes board who are not the members of the State Council were not
able to attend the meeting. Some other State Council members who do not own the
nursing home have to concentrate on the Nursing Home discussion.
To overcome all these problems Dr.Ashraf then President of IMA suggested that
NHB can hold separate meetings.
FROM THE YEAR 2002 WE HAVE MADE IT A REGULAR FEATURE TO
CONDUCT SEPARATE NHB MEETING PRIOR TO STATE COUNCIL
59TH 60TH AND 61ST EVENING NHB MEETINGS
We are able to allot more time and also the local NHB members are able to
attend these Meetings. This was done in some cases on the previous evening of the
- So 59 th meeting in Trichy on 16.2.2002
- 60 th meeting at Madras on 28.4.2002
- 61 st meeting was held Tiruchendur on 6.7.2002
62ND MEETING ONWARDS WHOLE DAY NHB MEETING
We thought that instead of arranging for an evening meeting we can have whole
day programme with lectures on important Topics. The time is so arranged in every
region that the NHB members can conveniently attend the Meeting. The Local
officials were also invited these gives better understanding with the Nursing Homes and
Thus we had
- The 62 nd meeting was held in Thanjavur on 15.9.2002
- The 63 rd Meeting was held at Coimbatore on Sunday 1.12.2002
- The 64 th Meeting was held at Madurai on Sunday 11.5.2003
- The 65 th Meeting was being held at Chennai on Sunday 21.9.2003
- The 66 th Meeting was being held at Erode on Sunday 16.11.2003
- The 67 th Meeting at Thanjavur on 21.2.2004 on Sunday
- The 68 th Meeting at Tirunelveli on 05.09.2004
- The 69 th Meeting at 12.12.2004 at MMM Auditorium, Chennai.
70 th Meeting at 24.4.2005 at IMA Hall, Salem
- The 71 st Meeting was held on 23.7.2005 at Hotel Gnanam, Thanjavur. To
be continued …..
So far we have enumerated step by step the origin development and the growth of the
Nursing Home board. The Journal has become a regular feature. I request the Nursing
Home Board members to contribute to the journal. Otherwise it will be difficult to have
periodical communication with the member. To be continue
The nursing home board has so far met the authorities and presented our view
we have met an earlier occasions and advisors to the Governor and also the Labour
Commissioner and explained our problems.
FOR ALL THESE WE REQUIRE MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTIVE
INTEREST IN NHB MATTERS BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF
PPLSSS WE WISHED TO INDUCT MORE PEOPLE TO THE
ADMINISTRATION OF PPLSSS. SO WE WISH TO ADD SOME
ADDITIONAL POST IN THE NHB.
- We have maintained excellent relationship with Government Official
- We are invited by the Government the Pollution Control Board and other World
Bank and other important agencies.
- We have suggested self regulation of the Nursing homes
- From 330 Members in 1987 we have grown to 1,800 NHB members now
- The estimated Private Hospitals is 8,000 in Tamil Nadu. So we will be getting
more and more members to this board.
- The Hospital protection scheme (HPS) and the PPLSSS require greater
co=ordination with NHB.
IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT WE ARE TAKING MORE
PEOPLE TO RUN NHB.
CONSTITUTION FOR NHB
Dr.K.R.Balasubramanian, President,IMA appointed Dr.M.S.Ashraf as the Chairman
and requested him to formulate relevant amendments to the constitution as the IMA is
growing in strength and various wings are also formed.
..to be Continued