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No reimbursement for Govt officials for private hospital treatment : Allahabad HC


No reimbursement for Govt officials for private hospital treatment : Allahabad HC

No reimbursement for government officials and employees who seek treatment at private hospitals

Allahabad: In a judgement that is indeed to have an everlasting impact on the healthcare services in the state, Allahabad high court has directed an order on Friday which states that all government officials and employees who received salary or other financial gains from the government/public exchequer should avail treatment of themselves and their families at government hospitals.

Adding that no one should be given VIP treatment, the court said such government officials and employees who received salary or other financial gains from the government/public exchequer and who get treatment in private hospitals should not be reimbursed for the treatment expenses by the government treasury. However, there will be no constraint on those facilities which are not available at government hospitals, the court added.

TOI reports that after hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Sneh Lata Singh alleging pathetic condition in government hospitals in the state, a division bench comprising of Justice Sudhir Agrawal and Justice Ajit Kumara passed the above directives after hearing all sides. The court also directed for immediate steps to fill up vacancies of medical, paramedical and other attending staff in government hospitals.

Moreover, the Court directed to form a vigilance team to curb on private practice of government doctors and regular audits of government hospitals through Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Court has instructed Chief Justice to implement the instructions and submit the progress report on September 25, 2018, as per a recent report in UNI.

HT recently reported that the court has issued a show-cause notice to Principal Secretary Medical Education Rajneesh Dubey, Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Dr. S.P. Singh, for filing a false affidavit, in this case, asking why action not be initiated against them for filing false affidavit.

Moreover, the court directed the Chief Secretary to supervise the compliance of the directions given by the court in this case, the daily added.




Source: with inputs
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  1. Respected judges……I went today in lohiya hospital lucknow for mother dialysis they said dialysis not possible here waiting is more than 250. Now what should I do…….same thing happen with me in kgmc and pgi lucknow.
    Now what should I do.
    Now I am helpless my father is getting 32000 pension and monthly expenses for dialysis is 45K including medicine.
    Poor decision taken by you sir……even I am not in a condition to file counter review petition bcoz I spend 3 days in hospital only for wife dialysis. Expecting long term vision from judiciary.

  2. Dear , as per Supreme court order on 2nov , all up employees and pensioner will able to take treatment at any private hospital. GO will be provided to respective Department soon.

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    Manas Srivastava October 31, 2018, 1:08 pm

    please provide GO number

  4. Necessity for such sweeping directionsisdebatable.There ishuge shortage of doctors and para medical staff in govt hospitals.There is ongoing stir in sgpgi wherepatiient load on doctors is an issue.Remove the services of private hospitals,patients who visit a govt hospital today willbe sent back to come for treatment on a later date.There can be checks and balances to curtail misuse of the facility,but complere ban is not a good and feasible in practice.The State certainly cannot improve the system 8n nesr future.It will be better if the Court administer the department under it\’s dorect supervision and control.This is likely to benefit the common man immenselly.

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    Damodare Shirish March 13, 2018, 12:44 pm

    Any such decision about Loksabha, and similar elected members

  6. Part of judgement
    \”whenever any High level officials, political Executives or other dignitaries go for treatment, Medical Officer on duty, by roster, shall attend him and there shall be no special VIP treatment. If medical care is obtained in Private Hospital etc. Government must not reimburse the same. \”