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Criminal cases to be filed against Hospitals for neglecting Beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar, May 14: Criminal cases will be filed against the erring hospitals in the state for neglecting the beneficiaries under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) and Rastriya Swathya Bima Yojana (RSBY).

Attending a review meeting yesterday at state secretariat, chief minister Naveen Patnaik directed the officials to take strong action against the hospitals for harassing the beneficiaries under the health insurance schemes in the state.

The meeting decided to serve a show cause notice to the erring hospitals and then will take the necessary action against the hospital authorities.

Chairing the meeting, Patnaik stressed on the proper implementation and execution of the health insurance schemes for the farmers. He directed for setting up the help desks in the hospitals and he will review the status of schemes once in every two months.

At the meeting, it was revealed that over 55 lakh farmer families have been registered under the BKKY in the state, while Rs 26 crore has been spent for their treatment. Similarly, more than 44 lakh families have been included under the RSBY and Centre has given Rs 108 crore for their treatment under the scheme.

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