Penalty Amount Rs 27,67,358 recovered from numerous hospitals, 14 hospitals de-empanelled for fraudulent conduct
CHANDIGARH: Acting on the reviews and complaints of discrepancies relating to the implementation of AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY), the State Anti Fraud Unit have issued 77 show-cause Notices to 63 erring Hospitals.
Disclosing this right here immediately, the Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated that SAFU was directed to actively monitor, pursue any occasion of fraud/irregularity noticed underneath the AB-SSBY and take stringent motion on each erring entity. He stated that Chief Executive Officer, SHA, Shri Amit Kumar, IAS who’s Chairman of SAFU Committee knowledgeable that 77 Show Cause notices have been issued up to now to the hospitals and penalty quantity Rs 27,67,358 has been recovered from numerous hospitals, 14 hospitals have been de-empanelled and 9 hospitals have been quickly suspended whereas 24 hospitals have been issued warning letters. About 7 hospitals have additionally been issued advisories.
Giving particulars about main discrepancies made by hospitals, Balbir Singh Sidhu stated that State SAFU crew have cracked unsuitable referral instances, cash taken instances from beneficiaries for medicines and therapy by the empanelled hospitals, claiming cash for ICU wards whereas the affected person was admitted within the common ward, claiming cash for the bilateral surgical procedures whereas the unilateral process was carried out, denial of cashless therapy by the empanelled hospital to the beneficiaries and a couple of surgical package deal claimed throughout a single hospitalization.
To avail the straightforward entry of secondary and tertiary therapy providers underneath the SSBY, the Minister stated that Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has additionally established the DAFU (District Anti Fraud Unit) in all districts to examine most of these deceits. He stated that DAFU has been directed to take quick motion, if any well being institution underneath ABSSBY is discovered to bask in fraudulent means. He stated that after a radical investigation, involved DAFU places up the case to the State Anti Fraud Unit for additional motion.
“To cut back the monetary burden of individuals, Punjab Government is vigorously working to cowl all sufferers and round 828 hospitals have been empanelled throughout the State,” he stated.
He stated that State Government has additionally established District Grievances Redressal Committees for redressal of grievances of beneficiaries.