Ayushman Yojana: There are 620 such private hospitals in Madhya Pradesh where treatment facilities are provided to patients under Ayushman Yojana. Out of these, information about scam of about 200 crores by 120 hospitals has come to the fore. Along with the capital Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and some famous hospitals of the state are also part of this scam. In this case, FIR has also been registered in some hospitals of Bhopal and Jabalpur.
recovering from hospitals
The information about this scam by the hospitals has been revealed in an investigation report of the Ministry of Public Health and Family Welfare. After the report came out, now fines are being recovered from all the hospitals and show cause notices have been given to some. By registering an FIR against Vaishnav Multispeciality Hospital in Bhopal, the affiliation of Ayushman Yojana has also been terminated. According to the information, Rs 1048 crore 98 lakh 19 thousand 481 were given to 620 private hospitals from the year 2019 to 2022 under the Ayushman Yojana. Most of these hospitals have done high billing by doing financial fraud. Recovery is being done in this case from 104 hospitals.
15 hospitals got notice
Show cause notices have been issued to 15 hospitals in this matter, including Bhopal’s Jeevanshree Hospital, Navodaya Hospital, Rajdeep Hospital, Ayushman Bharat Hospital, VCH Hospital. Jeevan Jyoti in Jabalpur, NTPC Gadarwada, Aditya Super Specialty Hospital and Trauma Centre, Sahyog Hospital and Research Center in Guna, Radhe Krishna Hospital in Morena and BM Hospital in Bhind, among others. Clarification has been sought from all of them regarding the excess bills issued.
scam happened like this
In the investigation conducted by the Ministry of Public Health and Family Welfare, it has come to light that there are some hospitals which got Ayushman cards made for the employees working there and money was manipulated by claiming them as patients. At the same time, there are some patients whose bill was made of 50 thousand but it was increased to 2 lakh and more amount was recovered from the government. Along with this, agents were also appointed for more and more Ayushman card holders from rural areas to come to the hospital for treatment.
These agents, appointed by hospitals in rural areas, were named Public Relations Officers. The amount of the bill was also increased in the name of expensive investigation. It has also come to light that in Central India Kidney Hospital, Jabalpur, Ayushman card holders were stopped by luring them and fake bills were made. Some part of the amount received from this bill was also given to the patients so that the hospital was not exposed. The directors of this hospital, Dr. Ashwini Pathak and Duhita Pathak, have been jailed because they have scammed a huge amount from Ayushman Yojana by preparing about 6,000 fake patients. They were doing the business of fake Ayushman cards for a long time by luring people.