BENGALURU: The Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) on Saturday announced that private hospitals which come under its purview will stop giving cash-less treatment to those patients who come under the ESI Scheme.
Speaking at a press meet here on Saturday, AHPI president Dr Thomas Alexander said association members will stop cashless treatment from September 1.
“The Union government has not cleared an outstanding amount of over `100 crore and private hospitals are under loss. We would suggest patients to avail treatments at concessional rates and have it reimbursed by the government later,” he added.
AHPI members said successive meetings with ESI authorities, Union Labour Minister, Principal Secretary to the Department of Labour, government of Karnataka and ESI Director have not yielded any results. APHI has also demanded revision of prices and uniform guidelines to ensure speedy settlement of pending dues.
HCG Hospital Chief Operating Officer Dr Mudit Saxena and others were present.