Saturday, July 17, 2010

ECHS: Empanelled Hospitals insist on payment from Veterans- Jaipur

Empanelled Hospitals
There is scant respect for veterans and their family members by the staff of some of the empanelled hospitals of ECHS at Jaipur. on the name of making the payment of hospital bill, which is the sole responsibility of ECHS and not of veteran's family.

Last week there was an incident in Soni hospital Jaipur when hospital management refused to hand over the body of Late Lt Gen K Surendra Singh on his sad demise, who was former Director of Artillery.

Although the family members assured the hospital staff that pending bill will be paid. It is very sad that the matter came to the notice of general public through a newspaper next day and the body was allowed to taken by the family members of a retired high ranked Army dignitary of a rank of Lt General after intervention of local Military officials. It is the insult of veterans and their family which requires to be brought to the notice of Army HQ as well as concerned authority for remedy. We have asked Rajasthan State Ex-Services League to initiate action to stop such type of incidents in future and we request you to please guide us for right approach for the solution.
Yours faithfully
(AS Rathore)
Subedar (Retd)

Dear Brig Kuthiala,
NOW THIS is serious.
We need to take the hospital to task. Kindly please bring this to ECHS HQ notice. Also, they need to have this moved through AG channels, in form of instructions to local Station HQ, to intervene in such cases. The practice of hospitals charging the patients first and then reimbursing the ECHS sanctioned amounts to them, seems to be catching on and to my mind has been the underlying reason in this case.
Notwithstanding the IESL taking any follow up action, I feel we need to move in.
With Warm Regards,
Col RP Chaturvedi,

Do NOT use the term PBOR
Dear Brigadier Kamboj,
While the term PBOR sounds demeaning, AIR FORCE uses this term extensively. To my horror, I found a board in BASE HOSPITAL, DELHI CANTT indicating PBOR wards. This board is placed on the right hand side of the road leading to SKIN & ENT departments from the Family Ward. A soft prompting may undo THIS mischief.
(Maj Gen AK Gupta
IESM objects against usage of "demeaning" terminology PBOR

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