Withdrawal of empanelled hospitals from ECHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 1450
ANSWERED ON 01.01.2018

Withdrawal of empanelled hospitals from ECHS

1450 Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether empanelled hospitals in the ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) are withdrawing from the scheme;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether Government has received complaints from ex-servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by Government against such hospitals?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. 169 Hospitals have not signed / renewed Memorandum of Agreement for more than a period of one year due to following reasons:-

(i) Low CGHS rates.
(ii) No reply to queries raised by ECHS on medical bills which resulted in rejection of bills.

In addition to above, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram & Max Hospital, Delhi have withdrawn ECHS facilities w.e.f. 1st November 2017 & 1st December 2017 respectively. However, Max Hospital, Delhi resumed ECHS facilities later till 31st December 2017.

(c) & (d): Yes, Sir. Such complaints are resolved / sorted out by the intervention of ECHS officials. One case of such complaint is as under:

Complaint ID : 17128-892 (E).
Complainant : Raja Santosh, S/o Lt Col T. Raman (Retd), R/o Trichi (Tamil Nadu).
Date : 27th November 2017.
Against Hospital : Global Health City Hospital, Chennai.
Regional Centre : Chennai
Polyclinic : Chennai.

Source: Rajya Sabha

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