Irregularities in Implementation of ECHS
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in its report on implementation of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) during the year ending March, 2015, has made observations mainly relating to administration of the scheme by Central Organisation of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (CO, ECHS), functioning of the empanelled hospitals, budgetary and manpower matters, bringing out issues such as overcharging, anomalies in submission of bills and non-adherence to Memorandum of Agreement by empanelled hospitals, short supply of medicines in Polyclinics, non-disposal of expired medicines, diversion of ECHS funds for service personnel hospitals and shortage of manpower in ECHS Polyclinics etc.
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This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri TK Rangarajan in Rajya Sabha today.