September 22, 2010

Panel to monitor Arogyasri constituted

The State government has constituted an Empanelment and Disciplinary Committee (EDC) for Arogyasri.

The panel under the chairmanship of a Chief Medical Auditor (CMA) appointed by the Arogyasri Health Trust will look into all the complaints against hospitals received from various sources and recommend follow up action against the network hospitals.

The post of CMA was created to continuously monitor the quality of medical care being provided to the beneficiaries.

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah during an interaction with the Arogyasri Minister Pithani Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary S. V. Prasad and Arogyasri Trust CEO A. Babu was informed about the EDC. Officials pointed out that show cause notices, with warning and order to withhold payments, suspension, de-empanelment and de-listing, would be served on erring hospitals.

Further explaining the role of the EDC, officials noted that necessary steps were being initiated by the trust in a transparent manner through the online workflow.

In case of hospitals suspended from the scheme, their explanation will be considered case by case based on merit.

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