Patients in private hospitals of district Una will not get treatment facility from Friday under the Ayushman Health Insurance Scheme of the Central Government and Him Care Health Scheme of Himachal Pradesh Government.
Indian Medical Association Una branch has expressed its inability to continue health facilities to patients under these schemes due to non-repayment of due funds of private hospitals under Ayushman and Himcare schemes to the state government.
Due to this, Ayushman and Himcare card holders in Una district may have to go through a lot of trouble. Along with this, patient welfare committees in government hospitals are also facing financial crunch due to non-release of reimbursement amount received under Ayushman and Himcare cards.
After the implementation of Ayushman and Himcare schemes in the district, the needy patients had largely become dependent on private hospitals for health services.
Bills worth crores of rupees of more than two dozen private hospitals are pending under these two schemes in Una district itself. Due to this, these private hospitals are facing difficulties in meeting their daily expenses. (hdm)
Ayushman and Himcare are the welfare schemes of the state government, the benefits of which are being availed by a large number of people, but the repayment of pending funds of private hospitals under this scheme is pending for a long time.
Under these circumstances, it is not possible for private hospitals to provide future treatment to patients under these schemes.
Therefore, as per the decision of the IMA, until the repayment of the previous bills is cleared, the health facilities to the patients under Ayushman and Himcare cards are being suspended in private hospitals.
Dr. Ritesh Soni, Vice President IMA Una