Amritsar: Personal hospitals refuse to confess new AB-SSBY sufferers
Manmeet Singh Gill
Amritsar, Might 9
The beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, (AB-SSBY), a flagship medical insurance programme of the federal government to make sure medical take care of the poor, is anticipated to hit laborious because the empanelled personal hospitals have stopped taking in new sufferers beneath the scheme.
Roughly, reimbursements value Rs 250 crore of practically 700 empanelled personal hospitals within the state are pending. The choice was taken on the state stage to not soak up new sufferers until the dues are cleared. Dr RS Sethi, president, Indian Medical Affiliation, Amritsar Chapter
A kind of protest, the transfer is geared toward forcing the state authorities to clear the dues of personal hospitals.
The representatives of personal hospitals stated their dues for the therapy they’d supplied to the beneficiaries of the scheme haven’t been paid for the final many months. The representatives of the hospitals stated practically Rs 10 crore of the hospitals within the metropolis had not been paid. The hospital operators stated they’d made the bills on the therapy of sufferers from their very own funds, however now they haven’t obtained the reimbursements.
Dr RS Sethi, president, Indian Medical Affiliation, Amritsar Chapter, stated: “Roughly, the reimbursements of Rs 250 crore of the practically 700 empanelled personal hospitals within the state are pending.” He stated the choice was taken on the state stage to not soak up new sufferers until the dues have been cleared.
With practically 100 empanelled personal hospitals within the district, a large variety of sufferers obtained medical care from them beneath the scheme. Whereas normally, sufferers should be referred to non-public hospitals by the federal government hospitals, in some instances sufferers are eligible to go to non-public hospitals immediately.
The AB-SSBY has been going by a tough patch for the previous many months, as personal hospitals had stopped taking in new sufferers in October final yr as effectively. Within the subsequent months, too, the issue continued as the federal government tried to work out an answer.