Private Hospitals will Join Ayushman Bharat: Nadda

All private hospitals will join the ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said here on Monday. Addressing a press conference on completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government here, Nadda said, “The private hospitals will join us in this ambitious scheme. Everybody will have to join. The private hospital had issues but when number of patients will increase, this will benefit the doctors and hospitals. Benefits from this scheme will be seen in long term.” Nadda said the National Health Protection Scheme would cover around 50 crore beneficiaries providing coverage up to ₹5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. Notably, the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI), which represents 3000 private healthcare institutions, in a letter to the CEO of Ayushman Bharat, had recently said the rates of the scheme were extremely low across all procedures and it would be difficult for any private healthcare provider to offer their services or participation. – United News of India

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