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Coimbatore

Patients forced to pay despite CMCHIS: VCK

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The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi today alleged that people are forced to pay for various treatments and unnecessary tests in private hospitals in spite of the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) that offers free treatment for beneficiaries in private hospitals.

In a petition to the District Collector on Monday, Susi Kalayarasan, party’s Zonal Organising Secretary said the hospitals make the patients wait for long time before starting the treatment. “The severity of the disease increases during the waiting period. The patient is also subjected to mental stress and trauma,” he alleged in the petition.

Claiming that such lethargic work on the part of the hospitals create trouble to the family of the patients, he requested the administration to take action against such institutions.

However, a representative from a private hospital denied the allegations and said they were strictly following the rules. “The patients should possess a valid CMCHIS card issued by the Government along with a certificate from the Village Administrative Officer and ration card. The treatment will commence immediately once all these are furnished,” he said.

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