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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 03:31 AM IST

Indore: Private hospitals say no to Modi’s Ayushman Bharat

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Indore: Even after three and half months of launch of Ayushman Bharat, no new private hospital has shown interest in it. It is the most ambitious health care scheme of Modi government. Only seven hospitals have been empanelled under the scheme in the district of which five are eye care hospitals.

District administration and health department officials have held meetings with private hospitals in the city to motivate them for joining the scheme. But their efforts have not yielded results. “Only seven hospitals have been empanelled as no other private hospital has shown interest for it.

Government will have to take decision over empanelling the hospital,” chief medical and health officer Dr Pravin Jadia said.
He said health department, on its part, has completed data collection and appointed ‘Ayushman Mitra’ under the scheme. “We are also ensuring that empanelled hospitals provide proper treatment and facilities to patients.

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All government hospitals are also the part of the scheme,” Dr Jadia said. Meanwhile, private hospital owners still have no clarity with regard to provisions and implementation of scheme. They blame poor incentives provided under the scheme.
A private hospital owner wishing anonymity said conditions laid for private hospitals are difficult to fulfill including NABH’s accreditation. He said the fee of NABH accreditation is high while the conditions for NABH are also tough to follow specially for small hospitals. “There are only six to seven hospitals in the city, which have NABH accreditation,” he said.

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Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:45 AM IST
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