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Karnataka: Proposed Bill to regulate prices of healthcare services, jail doctors leads to massive protests

The state's plans to bring private healthcare to heel have not gone down well.

With elections to the Karnataka assembly less than six months away, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is directing his attention to the serious business of voter appeasement. One overambitious bid, though, to rein in the private healthcare industry, is beginning to unravel. The proposed Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment)

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