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No Funds: Ayushman Bharat surgeries suspended in Nagpur Govt Hospitals


No Funds: Ayushman Bharat surgeries suspended in Nagpur Govt Hospitals

11 patients are awaiting heart surgeries in Super Speciality, 40 others for knee and hip replacement in Medical and 50 in Mayo.

Nagpur:  Five months since the launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’ by the central government, operations in government-run hospitals in the city have been stopped for past two months as funds being provided under this scheme are still not disbursed to the hospitals, sources said.

The central government launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Scheme’ in September to provide costly operations in government hospitals like Medical, Mayo and Super Speciality.

However, even as these hospitals started performing surgeries, the government failed to release the funds and as a result, hospitals have stopped the procedures, sources said.

Beneficiaries, who have been waiting for operations since last two months, are now questioning the purpose of the scheme, they said.

It has been five months since the launch of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme but only one hip-joint replacement was performed in Medical hospital due to the paucity of funds, sources said.

At Mayo, five hip replacement surgeries had been performed during the period but the hospital has yet to receive the cost of Rs eight lakh towards it.

Similarly, three heart operations were performed at Super Speciality but it did not get Rs 4.5 lakh towards these surgeries so far, they said and informed that these hospitals charge Rs 1.5 lakh from the patient for the operation.

Sources further said 11 patients are awaiting heart surgeries in Super Speciality, 40 others for knee and hip replacement in Medical and 50 in Mayo.

With these hospitals failing to get the amount for the last two months, they have stopped the surgeries, they said.

The families having income up to Rs one lakh per year were included into the list of beneficiaries, which was prepared based on the 2011 Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC).

In Nagpur district, 3,77,301 families made it to the list and five members of each family would get the benefit of the scheme.

Under the scheme, the beneficiary families get Rs 5 lakh health insurance in a year and could seek treatment for any illness in any hospital in India.


Source: UNI
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  1. In the name if this failing scheme the central govt is increasing the medical UG and PG seats steeply producing low quality doctors – who are a risk to the patients.For example because of too many PG seats- a fellow will qualify for MS without getting a chance to even assist appendicectomy.And he is now eligible to do appendicetomy on our poor patients.

  2. This scheme is just political drama. Government is showing that they are giving health insurance of 5lakh rupees per family but government it self deciding packages which are very bad. For example for Balloon Mitral valvotomy package is 30000 but balloon it self cost about 60000.also can\’t reuse as per enforced policy. Also government say u earn by doing mass work please tell government medical science is skilled science we can work as labour. We can\’t do 5-10 CABG as mass work to compensate loss.

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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN March 6, 2019, 11:39 am

    I MENTIONED IN ONE OF MY BLOGS ABOUT THE MISUSE OF ANY SUCH HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEMES IN A CORRUPT COUNTRY LIKE OURS . THE CUNNING SO CALLED CALLED CARE GIVERS MAKE IT A POINT TO SQUEEZE OUT SINGLE PENNY / PAISA FROM THE INSURANCE BENEFICIARIES .BY ASKING THEM TO UNDER GO ALL SORTS OF UNWANTED USELESS INVESTIGATIONS , INVESTIGSTIONS , PROCEDURES . AT TIMES HAVING A UTERUS , JOINT COULD BE AN INDICATION FOR THE OPERATION. ONE MORE FUNNY ORGAN CALLED HEART\’ , HIGHLIGHTED BY ALL KINDS SENSELESS SELFISH PEOPLE TO PROMOTE MERCHANDISE HAVING UNREALISTIC HEART SHAPES ❤💓💘💋💗💙💚💛💔💜💕❣💟💞💞💝, STARTING FROM HEAD GEAR TO UNDERGARMENTS , CREATE SENSE OF EXCITEMENT FEAR PSYCHOSIS AMONGST THE PUBLIC ,WHO GET CONVINCED FOR ANY TYPE OF PROCEDURE. THERE IS HUGE ORGANISED MAFIA BEHIND IT\’S PROMOTION. REMEMBER / RECOLLECT BIHAR UTERUS REMOVAL OPERATIONS . HIGHEST NUMBER OF SURGERIES TOOK PLACE DURING THAT SCHEME. I THINK SIMILARLY THE NUMBERS OF HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND PROCEDURES HAVE GONE UP IN A BIG WAY. HAVING AN ADVANTAGE OF THE PLACE , CASTE EVEN THE RESIDENTS DOCTORS WHO BEING A PART OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES HAVE SET UP THEIR OWN PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO TAKE BEST ADVANTAGE ( MISUSE THE SITUATION ). THIS WAY ,THE SO CALLED TEACHING MEDICAL COLLEGES ARE DEPRIVED OF CLINICAL MATERIAL ( EXCEPT SAME OLD PROCEDURES DONE IN ANY OTHER DISTRICT HOSPITALS ). AND THEY DISPLAY COLORFUL BILL BOARDS & DISTRIBUTE LEAFLETS BOOSTING ABOUT DOING ALL KINDS OF SURGERIES NEVER DONE IN THEIR OWN SO CALLED GOVERNMENT TEACHING MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITALS . THOSE WHO CAN BRIBE , HAVE INFLUENCE , BELONG TO THE DOMINANT CASTE OF THE REGION TAKE MAXIMUM ADVANTAGE, BENEFIT BY MISUSING THEIR POWER. I HAVE A FEELING THIS CAN NOT SUSTAIN / SURVIVE BEYOND COUPLE OF MONTHS. ONE MORE THING ABOUT THIS INSURANCE SCHEMES , WHAT I COME TO KNOW , THE HOSPITALS HAVE TO BRIBE AROUND 10% OF THE TOTAL BILLS TO GET BACK THEIR MONEY. MAY BE COMING DAYS , THEY MAY EVEN DEMOND 25% …., NO DOUBT THIS insurance scheme is one of the best , but not for the CORRUPT COUNTRY LIKE OURS. UNLESS and UNTIL THE BUEROCRATES ARE TAKEN INTO TASK AND PUT BEHIND THE BARS , STRIPPED OFF THE POWER , SOMETHING LIKE COURT-MARTIAL IN DEFENCE , WE CAN NEVER EXPECT ANY APPRECIABLE DIFFERENCE . THE PUBLIC HAS TO HAPPY WITH LISTENING TO T V CHANNELS IN WHICH POLITICIANS ACCUSING ONE ANOTHER ENDLESSLY .

  4. Very very TRUE!!

  5. This is good scheme and helping the poor strata of patients. Government has to allocate more funds for the scheme. Don\’t blame the hospitals/ doctors for the wrongs of the politicians.

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    Nishad Chitnis March 7, 2019, 11:44 am

    Investigations are not paid for by the schema and have to be footed by the hospital at own cost. Do not make meaningless tirades. As for bribes being needed to get funds, please blame the govt babus and not the hospitals

  7. All bullshit.