Kasturba Hospital, Manipal ceases treatment under Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Scheme

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)
Udupi, Jun 8: After a lot of discussion and deliberations, and since there was no positive response from the government Kasturba Hospital, Manipal has terminated the Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Scheme at its hospital.
Kasturba Hospital, a renowned name in the healthcare sector was serving patients under the Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Scheme since its inception. The scheme helped the patients avail treatment in this hospital.
Even though the hospital is willing to serve people in the ongoing Covid 19 crisis and increased dependence on the health care system of the Kasturba Hospitals, the hospital administration had to take this decision. 
In a letter to the executive director of Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust, a separate body under the aegis of the health and family welfare department, Dr Avinash Shettty, medical superintendent of Kasturba Hospital said, "Patients were being treated under the scheme in Kasturba Hospital since its inception. After a lot of deliberation, we have now decided to terminate the contract with effect from June 5, 2021. The treatment of the patients under Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka will cease to operate from the said date and they shall be liable to pay regular treatment costs."
"During the first wave of Covid, Kasturba Hospital had dedicated an entire hospital for the treatment of Covid patients in the district. For nearly a year the hospital administration was selflessly serving the Covid patients. Once the Udupi district hospital got upgraded, the patients were referred to the district hospital. Even though the hospital has discontinued treatment of patients under the government scheme, the Covid patients can still continue to receive treatment under the said scheme," Dr Shetty added. 
"Kasturba Hospital had also given the government a month's time to settle the dues. The hospital always stood for the well being of the people and is known to offer state-of-the-art medical facilities for the people of coastal and northern Karnataka. The hospital will continue to treat Covid patients under the Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Scheme as per the directives of the department of health and family welfare, Government of Karnataka. The bills for the treatment of these patients will be reimbursed from Survana Arogya Suraksha Trust as a large sum of dues is to be reimbursed by the hospital under the Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Scheme," he said.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Ayushman Bharat - Another Dongi Modi Scam ...

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  • Sunil N Dsouza, Udupi/Thottam

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    KMC a reputed Hospital not saying that. They have grievance for delayed reimbursement.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    BJP government has no money to pay 'Ayushman Bharat - Arogya Karnataka Schemes' but it had enough money to buy the MLA'S all jumla promises.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Very sad Ayushman scheme was benefiting many patients and now this has come to an end. Goverment should pay and help the poor

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  • Sam, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Till what time can a hospital wait for govt to settle dues, they too have to pay the staff. This hurdle of govt not paying money back to the hospitals is not a woe from one. Almost all private hospitals are having this issue and we will see more hospital following the same steps. Its time govt settle the dues.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    There is too much bureaucratic procedure to get repayment on top of that large scale corruption and blame falls on the hospitals. They just don't want this harassment no matter the political backlash. In contrast look at good insurance look at private insurance companies.

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  • Rahul Kejar, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Not everyone belong to rich category like intellectuals

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    No COMMISSION...no payments.... Appoint Sindhuri and her Real Estate Agent husband as Special Deputy COMMISSIONER and Nodal Officer for payments to KMC.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Which hospital next? Discussions and Deliberations on what? Paisa bolta hai....sab kuch bolta hai..

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