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Escorts, Max Super Specialty opt out of Central Govt Health Scheme

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

Two major hospitals, Escort’s Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, and Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, have opted out of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Both the private sector hospitals had been empanelled with CGHS for two years, but chose not to renew their empanelment. Accordingly, they have been removed from CGHS panel with effect from from February 13, 2013, the Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, informed Parliament recently.

Azad said empanelment of Max Devki Devi Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi (w.e.f. February 13, 2013) has been suspended as it had stopped credit facility to eligible CGHS beneficiaries. Bapu Nature Cure Hospital’s empanelment will also be suspended (w.e.f.September 12, 2013) on account of deficiency in services.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on March 15, Azad said four hospitals -- Garg Multispecialty Dental & Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi, Kalra Hospital, New Delhi and Orthonova Hospital, New Delhi, had also been removed w.e.f. December 18, 2012 from for non-compliance of the terms and conditions of their empanelment with CGHS.

“CGHS beneficiaries already admitted and undergoing in-patient treatment with prior permission at the time of removal are permitted to complete their treatment at those hospitals,” he added.

The Minister said the Government had revived the continuous empanelment scheme on February 14, 2013 for empanelment of more eligible hospitals under CGHS.

aditi.n@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 18, 2013

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