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70 Ayushman Bharat card holders found in hotel instead of hospital

Jabalpur : In a joint raid of the Jabalpur police and Jabalpur health department in hotel Vega at Jabalpur, 70 patients covered under the Prime Minister Jan Arogya  Yojana were found in the hotel instead of an adjoining hospital. As per the records these 70 patients had been admitted at  Central IndiaKidney Hospital for treatment but were found in the hotel located next to the hospital. Additional Superintendent of Police Gopal Khandel had on Friday said they received a tip off that the hospital was allegedly paying money to Ayushman Bharat card holders to get admitted. The health department was alerted after which a raid was conducted on the hotel, he had said.

On the basis of an investigation report received from Jabalpur’s chief medical and health officer, an FIR was registered on Sunday against Dr Ashwini Pathak and Dr Duhita Pathak for forgery and cheating, Khandel said. The hotel where the Ayushman Card holders were being treated has been sealed on the instructions of Jabalpur collector, Additional District Magistrate Namah Shivay Arjaria said.

The Kotwali police have registered the case against the doctor couple under Indian Penal Code sections 466 (forgery), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), Khandel said.