Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Andhra Pradesh Specialty Hospitals Association (ASHA) has stopped cashless services under the Employees Health Scheme with effect from January 15, 2017.
Speaking to media on Tuesday, the ASHA office-bearers P.Ramesh Babu and K.Gopala Kishna said tat the hospitals had been extending services to the State government employees for the last two years hoping that the government would resolve the genuine problems. The EHS scheme was forced on ASHA hospital on the same tariff, terms and conditions of Dr.NTR Vaidya Seva that had been extended to BPL families. They said that the tariff had not been revised since 2013. They said that they were inuring huge losses as they continued the Vaidya Seva services at the old rates.
The ASHA Core Committee members attended several meetings with the Principal Secretary Health and Advisor to Governor Jitendra Sharma but none of the problems had been resolved.
The main demands include enhancing EHS surgical packages, medical treatment based on tariff fixed by ASHA, room rent correction of both surgical medical packages and no free outpatient evaluation.