Case against a couple of doctors in MP after beneficiaries of the health scheme were found in the hotel instead of the hospital

Police have registered a case against a couple of doctors in the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, after 70 patients covered by Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana were found in a hotel instead of a nearby hospital, it said. officials on Monday.

Local police and health department officials conducted a raid on Friday in which the health program’s 70 Ayushman Bharat cardholders were found at the Vega Hotel, while records show they were been admitted to Central India Kidney Hospital for treatment, they said.

The hotel is located next to the private hospital.

On Friday, Additional Superintendent of Police Gopal Khandel said he received a tip that the hospital paid money to Ayushman Bharat cardholders for admission. The health department was alerted after which a raid was carried out on the hotel, he said.

Based on an investigation report received from the Chief Medical Officer of Jabalpur, an FIR was registered on Sunday against Dr. Ashwini Pathak and Dr. Duhita Pathak for forgery and cheating, Khandel said. The hotel where the Ayushman cardholders were being treated was sealed on the instructions of the Jabalpur Collector, Additional District Magistrate Namah Shivay Arjaria said.

Kotwali Police registered the case against the medical couple under Sections 466 (false), 420 (cheating), 468 (false for the purpose of cheating) and 471 (use of false document or electronic record as authentic) of the Indian Penal Code, Khandel said. .

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana seeks to provide coverage of Rs five lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

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