Punjab Health Minister directs Civil Surgeons

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Punjab Health Minister directs Civil Surgeons

Thursday, 05 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhuon Wednesday asked the Civil Surgeons int he state to ensure that every patient is provided emergency services in empanelled hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna.

In a departmental review meeting held here, Sidhu directed the Civil Surgeons to ensure the compliance of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna and said that if the emergency services are not available in the Public Hospital, it is mandatory to refer the case to the nearest empanelled private hospitals.

He also made it clear that its responsibility of hospital to guide the every patient whether they are covered under this scheme or not. 

The Health Minister said that the Government hospitals have been issued written communication from the PHSC (Public Health System Corporation) to empanel labs at PGIMER rates. He said that if rates are lower than the hospitals should go ahead with empanelling the labs at CGHS rates.

Similarly, Medicines would also be given by the hospitals to the all eligible beneficiaries under this Insurance Scheme.

Similarly, Medicines would also be given by the hospitals to the all eligible beneficiaries under this Insurance Scheme.

He added that the decision to include all needy and important categories in this insurance scheme will reduce the financial burden of families. He said that around 46 lakh families of Punjab were being covered under this pro-people scheme. “It also enhances the income of public hospitals which would be used to further strengthening the Infrastructure as well mechanisms of health system. Soon, State Government is also coming with the new policy under which incentives would be given to MOs and other staff members those will serve efficiently in their services” he further said.

The Minister also asked the Civil Surgeons to submit the claims of beneficiaries within 15 days so that it would forward to the insurance company.

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