THE GREAT HIMALAYAN HOSPITAL HOAX
“Several Fraud Cases Under Centre’s Ayushman Scheme Emerge In Uttarakhand, Hospitals Use Bizarre Ways To Siphon Off Funds
About a year after introduction of the Ayushman Bharat scheme — the Union government’s programme for providing health protection cover to around 10 crore vulnerable families — truant doctors and hospitals in the tiny Himalayan state of Uttarakhand have come up with some of the most innovative ways of scamming the ambitious plan for a quick buck. Not that they haven’t been caught. But the string of frauds has put officials on a state of perpetual alert.
Private hospitals have been accused of siphoning almost Rs 1.20 crore of public funds in just a few months. And they seem to have done it in bizarre ways — from showing surgeries being conducted on patients who had actually been discharged days ago, to dialysis shown as having been performed in a facility where there was no kidney specialist.”
If this is happening in one State then it can happen in other States also. Our citizens are really smart to take advantage of any welfare scheme.
We hope strict action will be taken against these doctors and hospitals. The process for claiming money under Ayushman Bharat Scheme needs to be modified. more