Five city hospitals are dropped by the panel of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojna (MJPJAY) for cheating the government and patients.
It is said that these hospitals were allegedly collecting money from patients as well as the government for their procedures. In reality, the hospitals are expected to give provide diagnostic and treatment procedures free of cost to the patients and the expenses will be reimbursed by the government.
The five hospitals which were dropped from the scheme are- Shatayu Hospital on Wardha Road, Meditrina Hospital in Ramdaspeth, Shri Krishna Hrudayalaya and Critical Care Centre (SKH) in Dhantoli, Crescent Hospital and Heart Care Centre Dhantoli and Keshav Hospital near Manewada.
However, the hospitals have a whole different story to tell.
According to them, the insurance company, MD India Health Insurance TPA Pvt Ltd is the reason behind the whole goof-up. They claimed that the design was taken only with the opinion of some patients and they didn’t take any explanation from the hospital.
All the hospitals denied involvement in any illegal transactions.
Dr. Sudhakar Shinde, CEO of State Health Assurance Society, claimed that the process was transparent. He also stated that these hospitals were under the scanner after the constant complaints from the patients.
He also informed that even after being asked for explanation, there was no response from the hospitals.
“We got one Arogya Mitra, Sheetal Gaikwad, of Paramount TPA caught red-handed through ACB taking money from a patient. All complaints against hospital are fabricated. We are demanding an inquiry," TOI quoted Dr. Sameer Paltewar, director of Meditrina Hospital.
Information Source: TOI
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