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ombudsman

[om′bədzmən]
Etymology: ONorse, umbothsmathr, commission man
a person who investigates and mediates patients' problems and complaints in relation to a hospital's services. Also called patient representative.

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).

om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.

ombudsman

a public official appointed to look into complaints by members of the public about mistreatment by officers of government instrumentalities.
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Hazare, 74, is re-covering from illness and indicated he would go on a tour of the country from next month and later undertake an awareness campaign on the Jan Lok Pal bill ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Lok Pal itself would end up as the most corrupt organisation.
He said the Lok Pal Bill and others that are yet to be cleared by the cabinet and the GoM could be taken up later.
In a fresh ultimatum to the Congress on the Jan Lok Pal issue, Hazare said that he would urge the electorate not to support the ruling party in the poll-bound states in the event of the federal government not passing the Jan Lok Pal in Parliament during the winter session.
Will he, for example, bring a bill that will create an empowered Lok Pal to check corruption?
There is a lot of euphoria over the passing of the Lok Pal Bill by both the Houses of Parliament.
The Lok Pal Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian parliament), was taken up for a discussion and vote in the Rajya Sabha (upper house) on December 29 last year, which was also the last day of the winter session.
The Lok Pal bill will also hang over its head with Team Anna and Anna himself crying hoarse for its adoption.
Hazare, who returned to his village four days after he ended his historic 13-day-long fast on the Jan Lok Pal bill issue at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, went straight to Yadavbaba temple, where he offered prayers to the presiding deity.
New Delhi, April 9 -- Even as social activist Anna Hazare's fast against corruption entered the fifth day on Friday, there were hectic activities in New Delhi with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stepping in to end the stalemate on Lok Pal Bill.
It has urged the politicians to ensure that a Lokayukta is appointed in every state and early introduction of the Lok Pal Bill at the national level.
It looked to me, as though, some were waiting for chances to spread their abhorrence against the ruling party as it happened in the case of Lok Pal Bill.