Hyderabad: Nearly 80 private network affiliated hospitals went on strike from Thursday as there were heavy dues by the government to pay these affiliated hospitals.
These affiliated channels are giving treatment to around 8000 to 10000 outpatients and 1000 in patients everyday in and around the Telangana state.
These hospitals are giving their best to the eligible patients as it is considered the health is the most important for any human. Govt has gained much faith in public with the Arogyasri Scheme during Ex-Chief Minister Raja Shekar Reddy period and it must again regain its value.
“Rajiv Aarogyasri is the flagship scheme of all health initiatives of the State Government with a mission to provide quality healthcare for the poor. The aim of the Government is to achieve “Health for All”. In order to facilitate the effective implementation of the scheme, the State Government set up the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The trust is administered by a Chief Executive Officer, an IAS Officer. The trust runs the scheme, in consultation with specialists in the field of healthcare.” Wiki
This strike has started after having a failed talks between Telangana Superspeciality private Hospitals Association(TESHA) hospitals and by the Government of Telangana over the nonpayment of the dues which are somewhere around Rs. 250 Crore.
Suresh Goud, Convener, Arogyasri, THANA Said that govt is making untrue assurances and prolonging the issue without taking any necessary action to it. he clearly said that this time the strike will be continued till the govt will come up with a solution to clear the dues around Rs.250 crores for the effective functioning of the Arogyasri scheme.
Government should take necessary steps and the action must also be quick, Mr. Goud Warned the Government if this situation continues and their grievances are not solved Arogyasri affiliated hospital would be permanently out from the Scheme.