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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE 

RAJYA SABHA

  UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1450

TO BE ANSWERED ON 1.1.2018

WITHDRAWAL OF EMPANELLED HOSPITALS FROM ECHS

 

 

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

 

(a) whether empanelled hospitals in the ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) are withdrawing from the scheme;

 

(b)  if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

 

(c) whether Government has received complaints from ex-servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments; and

 

(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by Government against such hospitals?

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

SUBHASH BHAMRE

 

 

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. 169 Hospitals have not signed / renewed Memorandum of Agreement for more than a period of one year due to following reasons: -

 

(i)Low CGHS rates.
(ii)No reply to queries raised by ECHS on medical bills which resulted in rejection of bills.

 

In addition to above, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram & Max Hospital, Delhi have withdrawn ECHS facilities w.e.f. 1st November 2017 & 1st December 2017 respectively.  However, Max Hospital, Delhi resumed ECHS facilities later till 31st December 2017.

 

(c) & (d): Yes, Sir. Such complaints are resolved / sorted out by the intervention of ECHS officials.  One case of such complaint is as under:

 

Complaint ID      :17128-892 (E).
Complainant       :Raja Santosh, S/o Lt Col T. Raman (Retd), R/o Trichi (Tamil Nadu).
Date                    :27th November 2017.
Against Hospital :Global Health City Hospital, Chennai.
Regional Centre  :Chennai
Polyclinic            :Chennai.

 

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