Monday, January 9, 2017

Private Hospitals across #Karnataka not to admit patients under 3 State Govt. subsidised schemes w.e.f. 16th Jan.

Federation of Healthcare Associations (FHA), a newly formed consortium of Registered Private Hospital Associations in Karnataka have decided to stop serving patients under the following schemes (Vajpayee Arogya Shree Scheme or VAS,Rajiv Arogya Bhagya Scheme or RAB,Jyothi Sanjeevini Scheme or JSS) with effect from 16th Jan 2017.

In press statement made by FHA said, 'No timely payment to hospitals for the services rendered to the scheme patients. Not honoring the payment terms as per the contractual terms which is forcing hospitals to stop these schemes till it is completely addressed. We have to wait months together for our payment and are faced with challenge of paying our suppliers, staff and other agencies.'

FHA claims Government or Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST) has not responded for making prompt payment and not honoring the contract terms FHA has decided not to admit new patients under 3 State Govt. subsidised schemes w.e.f. 16th Jan.Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust was constituted on 20th February 2009 vide Government Order No: HFW 216 CGE 2008 Bangalore.

FHA claims payment of Rs.110 pending under these schemes and bogus BPL card holders are taking away the benefits meant for poor people.