New Delhi, October 1: With reports of frauds pouring in the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, the Narendra Modi government has made the names of 111 hospitals public -- found involved in fraudulent practices. The Union government claims that the 'name and shame' initiative would avert fraud in the flagship health insurance scheme.

Informing more about the action, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, as quoted by Times of India, "We will not tolerate anything that will hamper the integrity of the scheme. NHA is currently building PMJAY 2.0, the new and upgraded IT ecosystem that will be comparable to the best, anywhere in the world." Fake Ayushman Bharat Website Links Floating on WhatsApp & Social Media! Official Portal of PM Modi's Healthcare Scheme is

Popularly known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme celebrated its first anniversary on September 23. The Union government launched the health scheme aiming to provide free annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore people from 10.74 crores ‘deprived’ families, which are identified through socio-economic and caste census (SECC).

Stating more, Dr Vardhan mentioned that the National Health Authority (NHA) had confirmed nearly 1,200 fraudulent cases and took action against 338 hospitals under the scheme so far. Apart from this, FIR against six hospitals has been lodged, while penalties of over Rs 1.5 crore have been levied. Reports state that more than 47 lakh hospital treatments worth over Rs 7,500 crore have been carried out in one year under this scheme.

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