Doctors loot funds meant for poor in Ayushman Bharat scheme with fake bills, bogus treatment; probe on
Updated : June 20, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Though the scandal seems to have spread across various states, initial reports indicate that several hospitals in Uttarakhand have been found involved in siphoning off funds under the scheme.
Under the scheme, doctors of government hospitals referred patients to private hospitals for specialized treatment. However, an enquiry found that neither were the patients admitted nor was any operation or treatment carried out.
The scam first broke out in Kashipur district, located 90 km from Nainital. Local resident Munidev Bishnoi complained that scores of poor patients were referred by government hospitals for treatment in private hospitals but these patients turned out to be 'ghosts' on verification.