Arogyasri Services in Telangana held back !

Health services in private hospitals in Telangana have stopped. At 242 hospitals across the state, services stopped from midnight. Dr Rakesh, state president of the Arogyasri Network Hospitals Association, said that they would not continue to provide medical services until their demands are met.

The Telangana Super Specialty Hospitals Association has announced the discontinuation of the Health Scheme for employees, financiers and journalists in corporate hospitals from 10th of this month. The four main demands put before the government are the ownership of Telangana private hospitals. About 15 hundred crores of arrears have gone into the name and they are demanding immediate repayment. In 2007, the MOU with the Arogya Sri Trust demanded revision of package rates.

They criticize the lack of results with the negotiations and do not implement them unless the government assures them.

The government has already given Rs 100 crore for health schemes and other schemes. The network released funding to hospitals in priority order. 200 crores in one day. But private hospitals are questioning the extent to which 300 crores of 15 billion crores is not sufficient.

On the other hand, the dues are about 700 crores, according to the medical health department officials and they are assuring will make them into shot wise.