Punjab Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Thursday stated that the Finance Department has determined to double the restrict for the publish facto approval and verification of medical payments via civil surgeon to make sure fast settlement of medical payments of the workers of the Punjab Government. He stated that this determination would empower all civil surgeons of the state to confirm and provides publish facto approval to the medical payments as much as Rs 1 lakh raised by the Punjab Government workers relating to their remedy on the non-public hospitals of Punjab and Chandigarh.
Disclosing this in an announcement issued right here, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema stated that the Finance Department has given approval to the proposal despatched by the Health and Family Welfare Department on this regard retaining in view the issues being confronted by the officers and workers of the state authorities throughout the settlement of their medical payments. He stated that this could determination would additional strengthen the decentralization by shortening the method of medical payments settlement, reimbursement and settlement of medical claims.
Divulging additional, Harpal Singh Cheema stated the Finance Department had licensed civil surgeons for approval and verification of medical payments of personal hospitals as much as Rs. 25000 within the 12 months 2010, however since then nobody hassle to safeguard the workers curiosity by growing this restrict to satisfy the rise in the price of the remedy. He stated that after the formation of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab authorities this restrict was doubled to Rs. 50000 in May 2022 after a spot of 12 years, and the processing of medical payments above this restrict was being achieved by the Director, Health and Family Welfare.
The Finance Minister stated that regardless of doubling the extent of publish facto approval and verification of medical payments via the Civil Surgeon final 12 months, the state authorities workers have been dealing with difficulties on account of delay in settlement of medical payments of greater than Rs. 50000 amid growing pendency on the workplace of the Director, Health and Family Welfare. He stated that now by doubling this restrict from Rs. 50000 rupees to Rs. 1 lakh rupees, the complete course of will likely be accelerated.
Reiterating the dedication of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government to making sure the welfare of its workers, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema stated that the state authorities is making each attainable effort to boost the usual of dwelling of its workers in addition to offering each vital facility at their work place. He appealed to the workers of the state to render their providers with honesty, diligence and kindness and contribute their due in making this state a ‘Rangla Punjab’ once more.