SHILLONG | April 17, 2019:
Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek informed that all the private hospitals in Shillong city would be empanelled for implementing the MHIS-IV within this month.’
“All the private hospitals in Shillong city are expected to sign an MOU with the State Government for providing services to the beneficiaries under this scheme,” Hek told reporters here today.
He said that the private hospitals that have signed an MOU with the Government for implementing the MHIS-IV so far are Nazareth Hospital, Holy Cross Tura and Holy Cross, Mairang.
According to Hek, all private hospitals outside the State will also be empanelled. When asked about the pending dues which are required to be paid to the private hospitals, Health and Family Welfare Minister said that they have cleared all the pending dues to the private hospitals.
“In fact, we have also managed to clear an amount of Rs 42 lakh for the services provided under the MHIS-IV,” Hek said.
On the status of enrolment of the beneficiaries under Phase IV, he said that the total number of beneficiaries which is verified is 3,28,449 while the total number beneficiaries approved is 3,27,916.
The Health and Family Welfare Minister said that the enrollment process for the MHIS-IV is still going on. “The enrollment drive is yet to pick up as desired due to the shortage of the enrollment machines. We have got only 130 enrollment machines at the spot until yesterday. With the arrival of 300 enrollment machines, the enrollment will increase many fold,” he said.
It may be mentioned out of the total 300 enrolment kits which have been acquired, the enrollment kits which are available in the different districts are East Garo Hills (17), West Garo Hills (39), South West Garo Hills (17), North Garo Hills (16), South Garo Hills (16), East Jaintia Hills (16), West Jaintia Hills (32), South West Khasi Hills (15), Ri-Bhoi (26), West Khasi Hills (25), East Khasi Hills (81).
According to Hek, the total kits which are available is 292 as on 15.04.2019 even as informing that the total number of kits which are active as on 15.04.2019 is 211.
“The present enrollment is different from the previous enrollment. The beneficiaries would no longer need to register to avail the benefits in the next phase of schemes like in the previous years. The registration card will no longer be applicable only if the scheme is discontinued,” Health and Family Welfare Minister added.