Shailendra Singh Chouhan, another criminal arm of the DCP, said hospital director Vivek Parihar and Ayushman Mitra Amit Ingle were brought to court on Friday from where they were remanded in police custody for two days. Initial investigations revealed that the director of the hospital, in collusion with Ayushman Mitra, showed 150 fake patients and obtained bills worth around Rs 2.41 crore passed under the Ayushman regime. Police seized Rs 1.78 crore from the accused.
Addl DCP Chouhan said that Dr. Vivek Parihar is the director of the private hospital. He allegedly took the number of beneficiaries of the Ayushman card from his accomplices and falsified their case sheets (clinical notes). He then uploaded the fake case sheets to the Ayushman portal through his accomplices, according to the police.
According to the police, Ingle would register eligible people who do not have an Ayushman card through the beneficiary identification system (BIS). Samagra ID card and Aadhar card are required for BIS. The Ayushman map would be generated within two hours. He then uploaded their data to the list of patients coming for treatment at the accused director’s hospital daily through the TMS system, according to police.
Defendant Negi worked as a pathologist for the hospital from the start. He created a fake report of 100 to 150 people through the pathology lab’s computer system, according to police. The accused chemist Vijay Dange also handled administrative work at the hospital. He kept the file at the hospital. With Dr. Parihar, he would have created false case sheets of 100 to 150 people. Apart from that, he clicked on fake photos of people to show that they had been admitted to the hospital on oxygen.
Rajput, a resident of Khajuri area, took around 50 people to the hospital for admission under the Ayushman scheme. Only 20 to 25 people received real treatment while fake case sheets were prepared for the rest, according to the police.