Despite clear instructions from IRDAI to all insurance companies, the hospitals on their panels are refusing cashless transactions for admitted patients.
The patients are being forced to deposit advance amounts even after showing the insurance policies of cashless transactions.
National President of Janmanch Sanjay Agrawal has stated that a circular has been issued on Thursday regarding the matter. Hospitals cannot refuse cashless treatment facility to a policy holder patient.
First, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and IRDAI were informed about the problems faced by the patients. IRDAI then issued the circular. The benefits must be given to the policyholder patient under the terms and conditions of the policy, informs Agrawal through a press note.