Indian hospitals must explain why they refused to treat patients on government scheme

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2429
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has asked 24 private hospitals from across the country to explain why they denied health services to people on a government scheme that entitles them to medical care on a cashless or credit basis.

The hospitals—which include leading corporate hospitals in India—were enrolled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to provide comprehensive medical services to government employees, retired MPs, their dependants, and others …

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