The AP Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (APNA) on Monday urged the government to restore the list of 938 procedures under Aarogyasri scheme for all the network hospitals failing which they would withdraw their services starting August 16.
At a press conference on Monday, APNA members said that the 132 procedures, which have been reserved for government hospitals, form the bulk of work under the scheme.
“We are ready to wait for a hike in the tariffs but we don’t agree with the government’s decision to allot commonly performed procedures to public sector hospitals,” said Dr L Suresh Goud, city president, APNA.
Sources said that if the hospitals under APNA retract their services, it would be a setback for the trust, which now boasts of 340 network hospitals under the scheme.
Without APNA hospitals, this number would dip by a significant 222 hospitals. The members said that they have decided not to sign a fresh MoU with the Aarogyasri Trust unless the government allows them to perform all the procedures. For the time being, they will continue to take Aarogyasri patients. TOI