West Bengal

9 months ago

CM Banerjee Warns Private Hospitals Over Swasthya Sathi Card

Swasthya Sathi Card (symbolic picture)
Swasthya Sathi Card (symbolic picture)


West Bengal (July 31,2023) : Kolkata's private hospitals face a grave warning as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declares their licenses may be revoked if they refuse admission to patients with the Swasthya Sathi Card. The aim is to ensure equal healthcare opportunities for all beneficiaries covered under the state's health scheme.

The Swasthya Sathi Card, a vital health insurance program, provides financial aid to patients seeking treatment at private hospitals partnering with the initiative. CM Banerjee's announcement seeks to hold private healthcare institutions accountable and protect patients from potential discrimination. With this new policy in effect, private hospitals must prioritize treating Swasthya Sathi Card holders, streamlining the process and avoiding any financial biases.

The government's commitment to enhancing healthcare access and strengthening public-private partnerships is evident through this measure. CM Banerjee's stern stance emphasizes the rights of beneficiaries and maintains the program's efficiency in providing medical assistance. The impact of this move is poised to transform Kolkata's healthcare landscape, ensuring private hospitals adhere to the directive, thereby guaranteeing equal access to healthcare for all Swasthya Sathi beneficiaries.

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