THE GREAT HIMALAYAN HOSPITAL HOAX

News item in Sunday Times, 11 August 2019
“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  

View all 14 comments Below 14 comments
If the government is sincere in the implementation and monitoring, all such frauds can be caught. If the hospitals are seized and the officials/ddocotrs are dismissed on the spot, then there will be fear of violating the law. Such actions will immediately reach the culprits and they will stop. There is no fear of law and so such frauds. more  
Dear Dr. Mohit Pande,
If the people (who include the Doctors too) who are beneficiaries of a welfare scheme (Doctor's may not be but their fellow humans are), are themselves not ready for it's honest and effective implementation, then No Government or it's officials can. Any regulation can be effective if and only if Citizen are vigilant. So my suggestion to the elder statesman like you, sir, is to refrain from fear mongering and to form vigilante groups of well meaning individuals or at least be self vigilant. more  
Releaseof funds to care giving hospitals are done after due verification by state authorities and certification oraffiliation.This type of fraud is simply unthinkable .The state govts must be held responsible and punished and money should be recovered from such rogue institution. more  
Yes I agree with CSJacob any scheme started by Centre or state Governments the same frauds all over India. The aim of Governments is good but mean people miss using for personal gains. That is India n Indian. Alas!!!!!! more  
All these programs such as Ayushman and Aarogya Sree though appear noble are in fact helping corporate hospitals to loot money from the government. Instead, Govt could spend the same money in providing free or subsidized healthcare to the people through establishing it's own hospitals and providing quality healthcare to the citizens.Our elected representatives need to be educated and told how to spend money wisely.
Stop playing into the hands of corporate criminals. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • IT Corruption

      After paying entire Tax to Government I have been asked at the time of scrutiny of accounts by IT authority that give me money otherwise I will add back entire expenses or whatever cash you have co...

      By Rajesh Khona
      /
    • We need answers on severe breach of citizen privacy

      We need answers on severe breach of citizen privacy The controversy over the use of spyware Pegasus by unidentified entities to violate the privacy of some Indians highlights multiple risks. W...

      By Naganand Nileshwar
      /
    • Objectivity of amendment in motor vehicle Act

      Recently the amendment in the motor vehicle Act have been brought into implementation and if we see the various videos, it is observed that the objectivity might not be for safe road usage and clea...

      By S K Virmani
      /
    • If a driver had not jumped a red light in Mumbai, Chidambaram would not have been caught.

      If a driver had not jumped a red light in Mumbai, Chidambaram would not have been caught. A driver jumps traffic signal at Carter road, gets caught with a tamancha local pistol, is questioned,...

      By VINOD SAHNI
      /
    • IT Deptt. Corruption

      IT Deptt. is full of CORRUPT persons. They harass honest Tax Payers and then extract money for settlements. I retired in 2010 and now they have raised Tax Demand against me for five years whe...

      By Asrarul Haque
      /
    • Stop Corruption at Passport Police Verification.

      We would like to bring everyone’s kind attention to various Corruption Practices going on at the time of Police Verification Process for the passports mostly all over India. Many p...

      By ASHAKANTA SHARMA
      /
    • article 2:corruption and conditional clause

      Post : Corruption and Conditional clause….contd. Possible solutions. 1. As the root-cause of corruption is the number of conditional clauses in any rule in governance, redu...

      By Muthuswamy Narayana
      /
    • corruption and conditional clause 2

      Corruption and Conditinal clause….contd. Possible solutions. 1. As the root-cause of corruption is the number of condition...

      By Muthuswamy Narayana
      /
    • Honoring Income Tax payers of India.

      Each Panchayat and Municipality must honor the highest Income Tax payers of that area, yearly once, WARD-wise. This will automatically shame the black money holders. There are plenty of "so called...

      By Santhiraj Kolengaden
      /
    • Subject 2 - Corruption in Government Recruiting - Inputs Needed

      With this post, we would like to seek your inputs on how Corruption takes place in recruiting. From senior appointments in large PSUs, other GOI undertakings, jobs in Central/State Govts, Police Fo...

      By Transparency International India
      /
Share
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)