NH network offers cashless payment facilities across units

Kolkata
3 Jan 2017
Narayana Health has taken significant measures to build a comprehensive and convenient cashless payment infrastructure to help cash-strapped patients affected by demonetization, while simultaneously promoting the Union Government’s cashless drive in the health sector. The healthcare group has initially implemented this across all their unit hospitals in Kolkata and going forward this initiative will be taken to other NH group hospitals across India.
Narayana Health has signed-up with several financing institutions to facilitate cashless payments made for hospital services and treatment. These include mobile-based money transfer, e-payment banks and wallet companies such as PayTM, MobiKwik, Mpesa, Airtel Money and Arogya Finance amongst others. All units of NH in Kolkata namely R N Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Mukundapur, Narayana Multispeciality and Superspeciality Hospitals in Howrah as well as Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Barasat will offer cashless payment facility from 1st January 2017.
R. Venkatesh, Zonal Director (East) said, “A comprehensive cashless payment facility will empower patients from urban and rural areas to access our affordable, globally benchmarked quality-driven healthcare services model. Since more than 90% of the daily transactions involving a majority of patients is approximately within Rs. 20,000 our tie-ups with mobile services providers such as Vodafone and Airtel; and India’s leading mobile e-commerce and e-payment players such as Paytm and MobiKwik will provide several conveniences to patients. We are also providing loans upto Rs. 5 lakh to eligible people through Arogya Finance, which offers loan only for medical treatment. These multiple initiatives will enhance our positioning as the most preferred chain of tertiary care hospitals in the affordable and accessible high quality healthcare category”.  (EOIC)