Establishment of anti-fraud units in all the states and strict action to be taken against culprits involved in frauds relating to Ayushman Bharat scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced. Also, he directed the department dealing with disabled persons under social justice ministry to develop a mobile application where the disabled can upload pictures of the problems that they face.
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PM directed, during his last web-based interaction with the secretaries in central government and chief secretaries from states, PRAGATI. Considering the minutes of the meeting, Modi asked the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) to develop the app so that persons with disabilities can share their difficulties and the concerned department can be directed to take quick action. Modi had asked the department to share the actual changes that have happened on the ground rather than sharing how much fund has been used and what all steps have been taken, said a source.
Based on the reports of frauds relating to Ayushman Bharat scheme, PM has asked states to nominate an officer who can share the nature of fraud in their states with others so that their counterparts can take preventive measures.
PM took note of a few of the recent cases where insurance companies were allegedly in connivance with local hospitals were doing the fraud under the scheme, which aims to benefit nearly 10 crores, vulnerable families. And in recent reports, there were alleged frauds in hospitals across Uttarakhand.
The minutes of PRAGATI meeting states, PM has asked the housing ministry to make the credit-linked subsidy scheme beneficiaries tracking system (CBTS) functional by September end that will help the government track whether the beneficiaries getting interested subsidy under PM Awas Yojna were actually building homes and staying there.
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