IEP Chandigarh, March 9
Raising a public welfare issue during the ongoing Vidhan Sabha session on Thursday, Punjab Power and Public Works Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO stressed on finding a reasonable solution to the costly treatment being provided by private hospitals and demanded to bring uniformity on the lines of Public Health Care System.
Speaking on the resolution moved by MLA Chamkaur Sahib Dr. Charanjit Singh, Harbhajan Singh ETO said that when government employees and pensioners or their dependent family members getting treatment from private hospitals, then they have to pay exorbitant prices for the treatment. Besides they didn’t get full reimbursement of the amount. He said that in case of Government Hospitals, the entire amount of treatment is covered during reimbursement, Whereas this does not happened during the case of private hospitals.
The cabinet minister said that the issue demanded adequate solution in greater public interest and the amount charged by private hospitals for the treatment should be fully reimbursed.
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