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Six Private Hospitals Out of the List of Ayushman Yojana

  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 2 min read

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  • On March 17, 2022, Uttarakhand State Health Authority delisted six private hospitals for not providing all the specialty facilities available in the hospital to the patients on the Golden Card of Ayushman Yojana.

Key Points

  • The State Health Authority has delisted six private hospitals of Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital and Tehri districts. These include Combined Medical Institute, Dehradun (CMI), Sundar Mohan Dental Care and Root Canal Center Dehradun, Usha Bahuguna Alpha Health Institute Nainital, Gahtori Hospital and Research Centre, Kishore Hospital Udham Singh Nagar and Christian Hospital Chamba.
  • One month's time was given by the authority to the empaneled hospitals to provide facilities of all the specialties. Except Wellmade Hospital, no other private hospital was ready to provide all the services. On this the authority has taken action to cancel the listing.
  • According to the guidelines of the Ayushman scheme of the National Health Authority, all the facilities available in the empaneled hospitals will have to be provided to the patients.
  • There are many such private hospitals in the state, which have listed treatment of one or two diseases on the Golden Card. Due to this, problems are being faced in getting treatment for patients holding Golden Cards.
  • Golden Card is a card with the help of which any person of the country can get free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh in selected government and private hospitals under Ayushman Bharat scheme. This card is given to the poor people who are the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat scheme.
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