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Private hospitals in Kashmir mulling to suspend PMJAY due to non-payment of bills

Last Updated on March 24, 2022 at 10:56 am

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) launched in 2018 considered as life saving scheme which promised to expand healthcare options to economically underprivileged, many private hospitals in Kashmir are on the verge to suspend this scheme.

Much hyped scheme has failed to deliver what was promised so many hospitals and dialysis centers are now planning to shut their services with this scheme.

As per reports, many private hospitals and dialysis centers in Kashmir have been facing issue of pending of payments from quite some time as well as the rejection of cases which is affecting healthcare of patients.
The staff of various dialysis centres and major private hospitals has said that there is huge pile of delayed payments now and they have to suspend their services with this scheme if their dues are not cleared.

In one of the private hospital in Srinagar, pending bills have reached upto Rs 2 crore and nearly 800 of their cases have been rejected for the delay in the uploading of the relevant documents on the Ayushman Portal during pandemic.

The management of the private hospitals informed that the problem of delay in the payments, as well as the rejection of cases are causing hindrance in their work and patients and hospitals both are suffering. Not only hospitals but various dialysis centres as well as the nursing homes that are enrolled under the PMJAY scheme are facing tough time.

One of the managers of a dialysis centre said that he has been constantly pursuing the matter and despite that, the concerned agency has not released his payments.

Moreover, J&K Private enrolled health care providers held a press conference in Srinagar recently to highlight the issue.