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4.18 crore hospital admission under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) – MOS

New Delhi : Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in a written reply that approximately 4.18 crore hospital admissions worth Rs 48,934.9 crore have been authorised under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY). The above said admission was possible through a network of 26,267 empaneled healthcare providers, 11,700 private hospitals till December 4, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. The percentage of hospital admissions authorised in the private sector by count and amount are 57 per cent and 67 per cent, respectively the MOS said.

On whether the government was aware that people were not able to avail of benefits under AB-PMJAY due to the apathy of private hospitals, Pawar said healthcare providers could not deny treatment to genuine beneficiaries according to the terms and conditions of empanelment.

In case of denial of treatment by the empaneled hospital, beneficiaries can lodge grievances on the designated web portal or mobile application of Central Grievance Redressal Management System, she said. Alternatively, beneficiaries can register their grievances on the National Health Authority’s National Call Centre through the 24×7 helpline 14555. Such grievances are resolved in an efficient and transparent manner through a publicly accessible IT platform, she added.