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ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).
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om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.
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Hence Modi's reluctance to implement the Lok Pal law.
Mumbai Criticising India's parliament for the manner in which it dealt with the Lok Pal bill during its winter session, Anna Hazare yesterday reiterated his pledge to continue his fight for a "Jan Lok Pal bill" until its enactment.
The DMK had enacted an anti-corruption law in the State, and it wanted Chief Ministers to be included in the ambit of Lok Pal, former Chief Minister and DMK President M.
However, bills such as the Lok Pal, prevention of corruption to combat graft and controversial legislations like the enemy property Bill and the one for creation of a separate Telengana are not listed.
The then 74-year Anna Hazare was on a hunger strike at the Ramlila maidan demanding that government set up Jan Lok Pal as an omniscient national ombudsman to weed out corruption.
Stating that Team Anna core group members had deliberated at length on the recent developments in Parliament and outside, Bhushan said: "It was the responsibility of the government to bring in the Lok Pal [ombudsman] legislation.
The notification by the Ministry of Law and Justice said the Joint Drafting Committee to prepare a draft of the Lok Pal Bill will have five ministers from the government and five nominees of Hazare, including himself.
Will he, for example, bring a bill that will create an empowered Lok Pal to check corruption?
Public memory is short but I am sure some of my readers would remember Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi taking over the Ramlila Grounds in Delhi demanding a Lok Pal Bill.
New Delhi, Dec.19 ( ANI ): The UPA Government on Wednesday on announced that it will introduce the Lok Pal Bill for possible passage in the Rajya Sabha during the 2012-13 Budget Session of Parlaiment.