Gandhinagar: As on 31 May 2019, several hospital were found levying fees from patient despite they were having Ma card issued by the State government, said Health minister Nitin Patel in the assembly in reply to a question asked by opposition party’s MLA.
The hospitals were – Krishna hospital, Shelby hospital, Bodyline hospital, Savior hospital, Sheth VS general ospital, Shelby hospital (Naroda), Star hospital, Narayan Vidyalaya hospital, HCG multi speciality hospital (Mithakhali), Lifecare institute of medical science and research centre, Shivalik hospital, Sterling hospital, Sanjivani hospital and SAL hospital.
The hospital collected fees from patients who were having Ma cards, Patel said adding that the government has taken steps to sack all these 17 major hospital from the programme. Patients are given their money back also.
Patel said around 1.94 lakh patients were treated in last one year in Ahmedabad under Ma yojana.