Private hospitals have told that will no longer offer cashless treatment to government employees, even if they are covered under the central government's health service scheme. The move comes just two days after the government issued a press statement against the media reports that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. (Read : Government clarifies : Cashless CGHS to continue
The association representing private hospitals says it has no option but to take this harsh step. The reason: the Central government as of today, owes Rs 200 crore to private hospitals.
"This 200 crore is their data only. Actual amount will be more and pending for so much time, that is our only worry", says Dr Giridhar Gyani, Director General of the Association of Healthcare Providers (India).
Government employees however, find no solace in the justification.
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