GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1151
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.03.2016
Withdrawal by empanelled hospitals from ECHS
1151. 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, if so, the reasons therefor;
(b) whether Government has received complaints from ex-servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments; and
(c) if so, the action taken by Government against such hospitals?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc. 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Scheme over the time.
(b) Yes, Sir.
(c) Action, such as show cause notice to the concerned hospitals to explain reasons for asking advance payment, direction to refund the advance payment, stoppage of referral to the defaulter hospitals and warning to desist from such action else face dis-empanelment is taken by the Government.