Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the names of the hospitals found involved in any kind of fraudulent practices in the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme will be put up on its official website to “name and shame” them. 

Nearly 1,200 cases of fraud have been confirmed and action has been taken against 338 hospitals in the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Besides, 97 errant hospitals have been de-empanelled,
FIRs have been lodged against six and penalties amounting to over Rs 1.5 crore have been levied. 

With the government’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme completing a year, Vardhan said that since the launch of PMJAY, more than 47 lakh hospital treatments worth over Rs 7,500 crore have been carried out. 

SOURCE: DD NEWS

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