Dwivedi's Impact: Govt Suspends Empanelment Of Private Hospital: Imposes10.79 Lakhs Penalty On 02 Private Hospitals

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 05: No doubts, if  Govt sincerily inspects private hospitals as per rules & regulations not all private hospitals will fall in the fixed criteria but licences have been & being issued for renewal without verifying the norms fixed for the purpose.

Cross Town News time & again published that lot of renewals are being made by committee to the hospitals in the vicinity of cities without proper parking, without display of rates for different treatments by which authoritys are charging of their choice along with room charges as per hotel rates etc etc. are some serious concerns which are needed to be taken care of.

Innocents are expecting tough actions by the present Pr Secretary, H&ME,  who is known for his efficient and quick actions in the interest of public, where ever he has served.

State Health Agency, J&K today suspended empanelment of Hakeem Sanaullah Hospital, Sopore and imposed a penalty of Rs. 5.81 lakhs and Rs. 4.98 Lakhs on Mohammadia Nursing Home, Pulwama and Florence Hospital, Srinagar respectively, for various fraudulent activities.

The action against these health care institutions was mainly taken for non-adherence to minimum criteria for empanelment, non-maintenance of quality/service standards as laid under AB-PMJAY-SEHAT scheme and illegal cash payments taken from beneficiary patients

. Earlier, SHA J&K took similar kind of action against Ibn Sena Hospital, Budgam, Quality Healthcare Hospital, Kupwara, Ess Bee Hospital, Kupwara, North Kashmir Hospital, Handwara, Waseem Memorial Hospital, Handwara and Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital Katra and imposed a total penalty of Rs. 44.6 Lakhs on these errant hospitals.

Actually, the Fraud under AB-PMJAY-SEHAT not only results in financial losses but have a much greater impact on people’s health. AB-PMJAY-SEHAT aims at developing an anti-fraud culture that permeates all aspects of the scheme’s governance.

The approach to anti-fraud efforts is based on principles like Transparency, Accountability, Responsibility, Independence, and Reasonability. Recently, in a review meeting of ABPMJAY-SEHAT,

Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Manoj Kumar Diwedi remarked that Govt. Of J&K has adopted zero-tolerance approach while dealing with the instances of fraud and abuse under ABPMJAY-SEHAT scheme, highlighting that strict action will be taken against the hospitals and doctors involved in any kind of errant or fraudulent activities under the scheme.



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