Insurance fraud: 5 hospitals delisted in Punjab


Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, August 30

Modus operandi

  • Money was charged from the beneficiary sufferers, whose e-cards had been generated by these hospitals

  • Two recordsdata had been made — one for therapy on money fee and the opposite for making declare beneath the scheme

  • Also, dummy entries had been made to bungle funds

After Adesh Hospital, Bathinda, was delisted final week, 5 extra hospitals have been de-empanelled for allegedly embezzling funds beneath the Ayushman Bharat insurance coverage scheme. Even whereas charging sufferers, these hospitals had been wrongly claiming insurance coverage from the federal government. Besides, dummy entries had been made to bungle funds.

The hospitals delisted are Astha Hospital (Bathinda), Akashdeep Hospital (Amritsar), Jindal Ortho Hospital (Mansa), Verma Hospital (Amritsar) and Garg Nursing Home (Moga). More hospitals are beneath the scanner, say sources.

A discover issued to Adesh Hospital on August 22 mentioned cash was charged from a beneficiary affected person, whose e-card was generated by the hospital. Two recordsdata had been made — one for therapy on money fee and the opposite for reserving the package deal beneath the insurance coverage scheme.

Dr Gaurav Monga of Astha Hospital mentioned he was on emergency responsibility and couldn’t speak. An official of Jindal Ortho Hospital mentioned: “Our hospital has been de-empanelled, but we don’t know the reasons. ”



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