§ Rogi Kalyan Samiti (Patient Welfare Committee) / Hospital Management Society is a simple yet effective management structure. This committee, which would be a registered society, acts as a group of trustees for the hospitals to manage the affairs of the hospital. It consists of members from local Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), NGOs, local elected representatives and officials from Government sector who are responsible for proper functioning and management of the hospital / Community Health Centre / FRUs. RKS / HMS is free to prescribe, generate and use the funds with it as per its best judgement for smooth functioning and maintaining the quality of services.
§ The RKS/HMS will not function as a Government agency, but as an NGO as far as functioning is concerned. The RKS/HMS will utilize all Government assets and services to impose user charges and shall be free to determine the quantum of charges on the basis of local circumstances. It will also raise funds additionally through donations, loans from financial institutions, grants from government as well as other donor agencies. Moreover, funds received by the RKS / HMS will not be deposited in the State exchequer but will be available to be spent by the Executive Committee constituted by the RKS/HMS. Private organizations offering high tech services like pathology, MRI, CAT SCAN, Sonography etc. could be permitted to set up their units within the hospital premises in return for providing their services at a rate fixed by the RKS/ HMS.
§ The Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) / Hospital Management Society (HMS) have been formed for both the district hospitals and all the four Community Health Centres (CHC) in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The RKS/HMS will be formed even at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) Level.
vRogi Kalyan Samiti - B.J.R District Hospital, Car Nicobar