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ECHS Empanelled Hospitals to face action for demanding advance or refusing to provide Service

ECHS empanelled Hospitals will be dis-empanelled if demand for advance payments or refusing services quoting low CGHS rates of treatment etc – Show cause notice given to such empanelled hospitals.

Minister of State for Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Regive Chondrosternal in Rajya Sabha that 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc.

ECHS Empanelled Hospitals seeking advance for treatment are to be de-empanelled

Withdrawal by Empanelled Hospitals from ECHS 

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.

The Government has received complaints from Ex-Servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments. 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.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Regive Chondrosternal in Rajya Sabha today.

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