The matter of making fake golden cards of people under the Ayushman Bharat scheme has come to light by setting up a camp in Government Hospital, Doiwala. There has been a stir in the governance and administration in this matter which came after the complaint of Doiwala resident Rajesh Dwivedi.
The matter is being investigated. A complaint has been made on behalf of the victim from the Chief Minister’s Office, Director General Health, CMO Dehradun, DM Dehradun, Chief Secretary and SDM Doiwala. In the special camp, a golden card was made under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme of Apna, wife and two sons.
On Thursday, when Rajesh Dwivedi arrived for his treatment in a private hospital, he presented his Ayushman card. When the card was examined by the hospital administration, it was found to be fake. After this, Dwivedi got his wife and children card checked, and they were also found to be fake. After this, he immediately complained to CSC Head (Ayushman Bharat) Dehradun Pankaj Negi.
He immediately advised to complain about it at the higher authorities and the governance level. He then complained about the matter in writing to the Chief Minister’s Office, Director General Health, CMO Dehradun, DM Dehradun, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand and SDM, Doiwala via e-mail.
Dwivedi said that all four of his cards were issued through biometric based on Aadhaar cards. For this, a total fee of Rs 70 per card was also charged from them in the camp. He told that during that time the camp was run in a government hospital for about four days. Thousands of people had made golden cards in the camp. He has demanded a high level inquiry into the case, fearing fraud.
We have received a complaint about the case. If so, the matter is serious. It will soon call the victim and investigate the facts. If the complaint is found to be true, then action is to be taken at a high level.
– Laxmiraj Chauhan, Sub Divisional Officer, Doiwala
We have not yet received any such complaint. But if so, the matter is serious. Action will be taken in this matter by conducting an inquiry immediately.
– DK Kotia, President of State Health Authority