No pri­vate hos­pi­tal em­pan­elled un­der cen­tral scheme in Nuh, Charkhi Dadri

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - Su­nil Ra­har

I had taken my golden card from Charkhi Dadri but since no pri­vate hos­pi­tal here has been em­pan­elled un­der the scheme, I will visit Bhi­wani for a heart stint A PA­TIENT

AMBALA: Even as the state gov­ern­ment claims to be on the fore­front in im­ple­ment­ing the Ayush­man Bharat Na­tional Health Pro­tec­tion Scheme (AB-NHPS), there are still two dis­tricts where no pri­vate hos­pi­tal has been em­pan­elled un­der the scheme.

As per the fig­ures pro­vided by the Ayush­man Haryana depart­ment, as many as 84 gov­ern­ment hospi­tals have been em­pan­elled un­der the flag­ship scheme across 22 dis­tricts of the state.

Apart from this, 207 pri­vate hospi­tals are also em­pan­elled across the state ex­cept for those in Charkhi Dadri and Nuh dis­tricts.

The state gov­ern­ment had started this scheme from Au­gust 15 as a pilot pro­ject whereas the flag­ship scheme was launched in the coun­try on Septem­ber 23.

The scheme pro­vides an in­sur­ance health cover of ₹5 lakh to de­prived ru­ral and ur­ban fam­i­lies. The ben­e­fits are be­ing given as per So­cio-eco­nomic-caste cen­sus (SECC) 2011 data.

The scheme’s state nodal of­fi­cer Dr Ravi Vi­mal said that the scheme cov­ers 1,350 treat­ment pack­ages, out of which 275 pack­ages have not been per­mit­ted to pri­vate hospi­tals.

“In some dis­tricts, pri­vate hospi­tals couldn’t ful­fil the pa­ram­e­ters set by the gov­ern­ment. The state gov­ern­ment is mulling over al­low­ing per­mis­sion to pri­vate hospi­tals to treat pa­tients of 275 pack­ages also,” the nodal of­fi­cer added.

He fur­ther said that on an av­er­age more than 5,000 cards is­sued across the state. Ac­cord­ing to the Ayush­man Haryana depart­ment, as many as 1.83 lakh golden cards have been is­sued to ben­e­fi­cia­ries so far, out of these 2,072 pa­tients are un­der­go­ing treat­ment or have com­pleted their treat­ment. Of the 2,072 pa­tients, 1,142 pa­tients are be­ing treated in gov­ern­ment hospi­tals while 930 are in pri­vate hospi­tals. Ya­mu­nana­gar tops the chart with 16,000 golden cards fol­lowed by Kar­nal and Farid­abad with 12,500 and 12,000 cards till De­cem­ber 6.

In Charkhi Dadri dis­trict, only 2,500 golden cards have been is­sued to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries fol­lowed by Nuh and Panchkula with 2,900 and 3,000 cards re­spec­tively.

“I had taken my golden card from Charkhi Dadri but since no pri­vate hos­pi­tal here has been em­pan­elled un­der the scheme, I will visit Bhi­wani for a heart stint,” said a pa­tient plead­ing anonymity.

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