Measures to Improve ECHS
An additional allotment of Rs.3,500/- crores have been sought to overcome the problem.
Following steps have been taken to check and curb the misuse of funds in ECHS and inflated bill being raised by empanelled hospitals:
- Strict monitoring of bills is done and they are restricted to CGHS rates. Disciplinary actionis taken against defaulting hospitals which includes suspension of referrals/financial penalties/disempanelment.
- A detailed SOP for taking action against empanelled hospitals has been issued on 10.10.2019 by Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to ShriRajeev Chandrasekharin Rajya Sabha today.