Under the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme, free treatment in OPD will be resumed in the hospitals belonging to the government medical colleges of the state. Free CT scan and MRI screening of the Ayushman Yojana patients coming to the OPD in Hamidia Hospital, Rajdhani from November 19 Was done. Commissioner Medical Education Nishant Warwade has issued orders in this regard. Under the Ayushman scheme, patients of the identified families are treated free of cost in fixed hospitals up to Rs 5 lakh every year. Only admitted patients are given free of cost under the scheme. On November 19, Dr. AK Srivastava, Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital, issued an order and asked to stop free treatment of patients coming to OPD. He cited the instructions given by the top officials in video conferencing behind this. After this, patients had to pay for CT-MRI examination after being shown in OPD even after having Ayushman card. Due to lack of money, many poor patients had to return without treatment.
Commissioner Medical Education Nishant Warwade has issued orders in this regard.
Till November 19, apart from Ayushmann characters, cancer, HIV, emergency, unclaimed patients were admitted even without being admitted for free. These were later discontinued. After the instructions of the commissioner, now their investigation will also be free again. On the other hand, Superintendent Dr. Srivastava had issued an order 3 days ago that no money should be taken from the patients of recruitment and OPD for investigation and medicines. On the other hand, Dr. J Vijay Kumar, CEO of Ayushman Bharat Yojana said that only patients admitted under the scheme are treated for free of all investigations in OPD. In such a situation, these patients are treated in OPD in the respective hospitals of medical colleges, then it cannot be given under the claim scheme. In such a situation, the government or the autonomous committee of colleges will have to bear this expense. Explain that the government has prepared to charge non-Ayushman patients for investigation, medicines and other services. In this mishap many departments started charging fees from non-Ayushman patients coming for treatment in the hospital.