Action taken against 25 erring hospitals in J-K

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SRINAGAR — In order to check fraud and implement the SEHAT scheme effectively in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has initiated action against 25 erring hospitals so far.

Reports said that the State Anti-Fraud Unit (SAFU) is closely monitoring the activities of all such hospitals.

The main aim behind the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme is to extend health insurance coverage to all residents of Jammu and Kashmir. It provides free-of-cost insurance coverage to all the natives of the erstwhile state.

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Sources told the news agency KNT that the government had directed both Director Health Services Kashmir and Jammu to keep a vigil on different laboratories working under their jurisdiction and see if they comply with the guidelines under the scheme.

These directions have been passed in a bid to stop fraud and wrongdoings. The government has decided to de-impanel and blacklist hospitals if they indulge in fraudulent activities under this scheme.

Health and Medical Education Department has claimed that it has already released Rs 430 crore in favour of the hospitals so that patients get treatment under this scheme.

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