Chennai

Hospital suspended from govt. health scheme

The State government has suspended Gleneagles Global Health City from the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) for its alleged involvement in diverting patients through 108 ambulance drivers. A senior official confirmed that the hospital was suspended from being an empaneled hospital under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme with immediate effect.

“This action followed a detailed inquiry into their involvement in diverting patients to the hospital by bribing drivers of the 108 ambulance network. We have suspended the hospital from the scheme. They should fix the responsibility and act on those involved. We may then reconsider our decision,” the official said.

Following reports of a nexus between the hospital and a few staff of the 108 ambulance network, the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project and GVK-EMRI, which operates the ambulances in the State, conducted a detailed inquiry.

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