CGHS - Cashless service
CGHS: Empanelled hospitals claim unpaid dues, may reassess cashless services
The Health Ministry, at the same time, is learnt to have sent a request for additional funds of over Rs 1,000 crore
A CGHS facility. (Source: Express file Photo)
A number of private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) are considering a move to stop providing cashless services to beneficiaries of the healthcare programme, citing frustration with delays in payment of dues from the government.
An association of hospitals plans to hold meetings next week across four cities to thrash out a consensus, going forward, on their participation in the scheme, even as one Delhi-based hospital has decided to entirely end its association with the scheme.