111 fraudulent hospitals 'shamed' under Ayushman Bharat
Posted On : Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:58 AM
Implementing the “name and shame" initiative for preventing fraud in Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), the government has made public the names of 111 hospitals that were found involved in malpractices. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan while addressing the --Arogya Manthan— a two day national workshop organised by National Health Authority (NHA) to mark the first year anniversary of AB-PMJAY said that there is a zero-tolerance approach in the ambitious scheme. NHA is the nodal agency for implementation of PM-JAY. Nearly 1,200 cases of fraud have been confirmed and action has been taken against 338 hospitals in the AB-PMJAY, Vardhan had said, adding that FIRs have been lodged against six and penalties amounting to over Rs 1.5 crore have been levied.