The insurance company has formally notified the K-P health department of this decision.
According to official sources, a team from the insurance company visited these hospitals and discovered that they were providing substandard treatment to patients, so their agreement with the company has been suspended for six months.
“The decision will be implemented from 5th of this month. After six months, a team will visit these hospitals and their service delivery will be inspected. If found satisfactory, then their membership will be reinstated,” said an official.
In addition, nine in Mardan, five in Battagram, four in Charsadda, one in DI Khan, Hangu, Haripur, Kohat, Abbotabad, Bannu, Malakand, and Shangla, seven in Swabi, two in Swat, and two in Dir Upper had been closed.
According to Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, it is the State Life’s mandate to select or deselect hospitals, and these 48 private ones were unable to provide quality health services.
“These hospitals were not providing quality services under Sehat Card so they were deselected. Once their score is improved, these hospitals will be included in the list of panel hospitals,” he added.
According to the minister, there are currently 203 private hospitals on the panel, with another 32 being added.
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