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    WITHDRAWAL BY EMPANELLED HOSPITALS FROM ECHS

    Withdrawal by empanelled hospitals from ECHS

    GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
    RAJYA SABHA
    QUESTION NO 1151
    ANSWERED ON 08.03.2016

    Withdrawal by empanelled hospitals from ECHS

    1151 Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-

    (a) whether empanelled hospitals in the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) are withdrawing from the scheme, if so, the reasons therefor;

    (b) whether Government has received complaints from ex-servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments; and

    (c) if so, the action taken by Government against such hospitals?

    ANSWER

    MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
    (RAO INDERJIT SINGH)

    (a) Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc. 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Scheme over the time.

    (b) Yes, Sir.

    (c) Action, such as show cause notice to the concerned hospitals to explain reasons for asking advance payment, direction to refund the advance payment, stoppage of referral to the defaulter hospitals and warning to desist from such action else face dis-empanelment is taken by the Government.

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