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Secretary H&ME reviews progress on implementation AB- PM-JAY SEHAT scheme

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SRINAGAR: Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department, Bhupinder Kumar Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the progress on implementation of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT scheme across J&K.
During the meeting, the Secretary stressed on different interventions to bring more accountability and transparency in implementation of the scheme and ensuring a robust anti fraud mechanism. “We must have a fool proof system in place to deal with malpractices if any and give exemplary punishment to those private empanelled hospitals who misuse the scheme and do fraudulent activities in contravention to the guidelines of the scheme. If required de-empanelment of such hospitals may also be done”, Bhupinder said.
He added that SHA should strengthen audit capacity of State Anti-Fraud Unit and train more resources in audit of medical claims besides SHA should also take prompt action to the issues raised by insurance company.
The Secretary also stressed on implementation of a regular feedback mechanism from beneficiaries of the Sehat scheme. He also appreciated the CEO SHA for covering 86% families in J&K and called for saturation of 100% target as per set timeframe.
At the onset of the meeting, Chief Executive Officer SHA, Ayushi Sudan presented a detailed account of the status of the scheme and outcomes of different interventions.
The meeting among others was attended by Director Finance H&ME Department, State nodal officer, SHA, State grievance nodal officer, others officials of SHA and representatives of Insurance company IFFCO TOKIO.

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