All private hospitals in Mizoram agree to implement healthcare scheme
Newmai News Network
Aizawl | January 24
The Non-Governmental Hospital Association of Mizoram (NGHAM), an umbrella body of all private and church run hospitals in Mizoram, on Friday expressed their willingness to implement a health care scheme, officials sources said.
There was misunderstanding between the state government and private hospitals after the state government had suspended the empanelment of more than 15 private and church run hospitals for allegedly refusing to implement the Mizoram State Health Car Scheme (MSHCS) in December last.
Officials of state Health department said that the NGHAM after its meeting on Friday informed Mizoram Health minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana of its willingness to implement the healthcare scheme. They also said that the decision of the association followed an appeal from the Health minister.
Lalthangliana had earlier appealed to the association to implement the state healthcare scheme by following the government’s notified rate for medical expense to be charged from patients.
Sources said that the meeting of NGHAM on Friday deliberated about the Health’s minister appeal as a result of which a consensus decision was taken to implement the healthcare scheme. The association also asked the Health minister to lift the suspension of its 18 members (hospitals).
Meanwhile, Health minister Lalthangliana held an emergent meeting with the Health department officials to discuss about the development. He asked officials to take immediate action to withdraw the order, which suspended 18 private or church run hospitals.
Lalthangliana then lauded private hospitals for accepting his request to implement the state healthcare scheme.
He then assured that the healthcare scheme would be reviewed on specific occasion to suit present situation.
On December 4 last year, the government had suspended the empanelment of most of private hospitals for allegedly being reluctant to implement the healthcare scheme.