ChandigarhHimachal Pradesh

PGI provided Medical Services worth INR 7.88 Crore to 1512 HIMCARE beneficiaries since launch on March 8th

Proving to be a boon for patients from Himachal Pradesh, the cashless HIMCARE initiative launched by PGIMER on  this year has been a remarkable success. Since its inception 1512 patients have received essential medical services worth INR 7,88,01,993.00 significantly enhancing healthcare accessibility and efficiency.
Prof. Vivek Lal, Director, PGIMER, expressed his satisfaction with the initiatives success, stating, PGIMER remains committed to pioneering initiatives that enhance healthcare accessibility and quality. The success of cashless HIMCARE initiative is a testament to the collective efforts of our medical and administrative teams. The transition to a cashless system has significantly reduced the financial stress on patients, allowing them to focus solely on their recovery. It is heartening to have facilitated healthcare services for over 1500 patients within a short span of 65 days.
Elaborating on the laudable initiative, Mr. Pankaj Rai, Deputy Director (Administration), PGIMER stated, On average of 4,000 patients per year from Himachal Pradesh avail treatment under the scheme at PGIMER. By making HIMCARE cashless, PGIMER has alleviated the instant financial burden on patients, which tends to be reimbursed subsequently and thus mirroring the structure of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. This crucial step has saved patients from the hassle of arranging funds upfront and subsequently undergoing a lengthy reimbursement process that sometimes takes 4-5 months. As a result, the initiative has ensured timely and uninterrupted medical treatment, drastically improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Prof. Vipin Kaushal, Medical Superintendent & Head, Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER, detailed further, The extension of the cashless HIMCARE scheme has allowed us to reach more patients, offering them the care they need without financial barriers. Now, patients are not required to get and submit the treatment estimate certificate or bills for reimbursement. The beneficiary has to submit only the HIMCARE card at the counter to avail the cashless treatment facility at PGI. The State Government of Himachal Pradesh shall reimburse the amount to PGIMER based on pre-defined package rates.
The patients under the HIMCARE scheme have lauded the initiative, noting the ease and peace of mind it provides. Balkishan Kanthwar, 62, from Solan, shared, Being a beneficiary of the cashless HIMCARE program has been nothing short of life-saving for me. Previously navigating through the procedural maze took months and many trips to PGIMER and other places, during which my health deteriorated and I witnessed others succumb to their ailments.
Mehandi Devi, 60, from Sirmour, echoed the sentiment of all the beneficiaries, saying, It is not just about convenience; its about preserving lives. By not having to worry about immediate payments and lengthy reimbursement processes, we and our families can now focus entirely on treatment and recovery.
Desh Raj r/o Sunder Nagar, District Mandi also applauded the HIMCARE cashless scheme by saying My 8 months daughter Pratyusha is suffering from Liver Cancer and was worried as to how he get the treatment at PGI. He is grateful to the Himachal Government as well as PGI for the getting the treatment Cashless HIMCARE Scheme. With this Cashless HIMCARE Scheme thousands of Himachalies are getting free of cost treatment at PGI.
Anju Bala sister of patient Munish Kumar while thanking the PGI and Himachal Government states His brother Munish Kumar admitted for one month in PGI and whole expenditure of the treatment has been born by HIMCARE Scheme. HIMCARE Cashless Scheme is a remarkable work done by PGI and Himachal Pradesh Government.
Nitin Kumar s/o Lekh Ram from Kangra says Cashless HIMCARE service provided by H.P. Government help me a lot during the period of treatment and act like a financial backbone for me. 

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