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SKIMS to check exorbitant medicine bills to patients in future

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By: Ayaz Sofi VOV


After complaints by many families that in the Ayushman Bharat Golden card scheme that the medicine package under this card is being manipulated by authorities and shopkeepers, SKIMS has issued fresh guidelines to stop such malpractices.

Talking to Voice of Valley, one of the families which were undergoing treatment at SKIMS said that when they detected the fraud, the authorities said that they will stop such practices in the future.

He said that many other patients were also cheated by the empanelled shopkeepers who are selling medicines and other equipment outside SKIMS.

While admitting such irregularities, one of the officers of SKIMS told Voice of Valley that they have issued fresh guidelines to the empanelled shopkeepers and have done some amendments in the forms of medicine purchasing so that such complaints do not recur.

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