Ayushman health scheme: Dues unpaid, PGI stops treating Punjab patients

By Shefali Kohli -- August 03, 2022 11:41 am -- Updated:August 03, 2022 11:41 am

Chandigarh, August 3: With the Punjab Government failing to clear health insurance dues of seven months amounting to Rs 16 crore under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, a health insurance scheme, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh has halted treatment of Punjab patients for free for the first time.

The medi dues are owned in regard to the Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana.


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The Punjab government started the flagship programme, in August 2019, which provides ₹5-lakh cashless and paperless treatment cover to 39.66 lakh families in the state

Despite serving patients from all over north India, approximately 35% of those who seek OPD consultations and admissions at PGIMER come from Punjab.


On the same Amarinder Singh Raja Warring tweeted mentioning Bhagwant Mann in tweet. He wrote, “@BhagwantMann Sahab. Is this the Health Model you are trying to impose on us? Now even PGI Chandigarh has started refusing treatment to our patients as @AAPPunjab govt has failed to clear dues. Or is it deliberate so that patients are forced to go to private hospitals?”

-PTC News

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