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HANDING OVER OF ECHS SMART CARD TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES

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Handing Over of ECHS Smart Card to ECHS Beneficiaries

Tele : 25684645
Telefax : 011-25684946
Email : jditechsl@echs gov.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Maude Lines,
Delhi Cantt – 110 010

13 Sep 2018

B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS

IHQ of MoD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ West Comd(A/ECHS)
HQ Central Comd(A/ECHS)
Northern Comd(A/ECHS)
South West Comd(A/ECHS)

All Regional Centres

HANDING OVER OF ECHS SMART CARD TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES

1. 64 KB Smart Card is being filled ‘online‘ followed by ‘online‘ verification before the data goes to the Card making company to print & despatch the Cards. Contracting company despatches the Smart Cards to Regional Centres in Station Headquarter packets. Regional Centres despatch these Stn HQ packets to Stn HQs.

2. Once the Cards are received at Station Headquarters, these have to be accounted for. SMS is sent to the beneficiary alongwith OTP to come & collect Card at the Stn HQ. Once OTP is fed into the system, activated card is handed over to the beneficiary for use.

3. . Station Headquarters are currently responsible not only for issue of new Smart Cards but also to collect old cards/temp slips besides physical verification of all beneficiaries as this is the only stage when physical presence is being used for authentication.

4. A number of Ex-Servicemen have represented that they are finding it inconvenient to take all the beneficiaries to the dependent Station Headquarters for collection of ECHS Cards besides Station Headquarters being far off from their place of residence.

5. The competent authority has approved the following for collecting new 64 Kb Cards from respective Station Headquarters :-

(a) The primary beneficiary can collect his own card and the cards of his dependents from Station Headquarters.

(b) The primary beneficiary will be responsible to handover all the old
Cards/Temp Slip as applicable to Station Headquarters while collecting the Cards of self and dependents.

(c) The primary beneficiary will be responsible to produce required
documents to ‘establish that the dependents are entitled for the ECHS Card.

(d) The Station HQ can also distribute the Cards at Polyclinic on specified days /dates and any nominated location on a pre announced date, as per the procedure laid down for online endorsement & accounting of Cards & documents.

6. Option of video call based verification using mobile, if needed, could also be utilized.

7. Station Headquarters will continue to remain responsible for accounting.

8. Regional Centres to fwd a copy of this letter to all Station Headquarters covering their Polyclinics.

s/d
(Rakesh Kakar)
Col (Retd)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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Extension of date of Validity of 16KB ECHS Cards

Extension of date of Validity of 16KB ECHS Cards

Tele :25684645
Telefax : 011-25684946
Email : jditechsl@echs.gov.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Maude Lines,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010

B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS

31 Aug 2018

IHQ of MoD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ West Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ South Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ North Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ South West Comd (A/ECHS)

All Regional Centres

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EXTENSION OF DATE OF VALIDITY OF 16 KB ECHS CARDS

1. Refer is made to the instructions issued for Online Smart Card Application.

2. Considering the feedback from the environment, competent authority extended the validity of old 16KB Cards upto 31 Dec 2018. This extension is final and no further extension will be provided.

3. This information may be disseminated to the environment for information of ECHS beneficiaries.

(Rakesh Kakar)
Col (Retd)
Jt Dir (Slats & Automation)
for MD ECHS
ECHS

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Medical Care for ECHS Beneficiaries in Remote/Hilly Areas: Amendment in letter dated 25-04-2007

Medical Care for ECHS Beneficiaries in Remote/Hilly Areas: Amendment in letter dated 25-04-2007

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010

I B/49774/AG/ECHS/Referral/2015

14 May 15

MEDICAL CARE FOR ECHS BENEFICIARIES IN REMOTE/HILLY AREAS

1. Ref this organization letter No B/49774-P/AG/ECHS/Referral dt 25 Apr 07.

2. The following amendments are hereby made at Para 2 of letter under reference:-

(a) For

Applicable for residents of following states only:-
(i) Himachal Pradesh.
(ii) Uttaranchal.
(iii) North Eastern States of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya (less district Shillong).
(iv) West Bengal : District – Darjeeling only.
(v) Karnataka : District – Chikmagalur and Kodagu only.
(vi) Tamil Nadu : Distict _- Nilgris only.
(vii) Chhattisgarh : District – Bastar and Dantewara only.
(viii) Orissa : District – Koraput and Mayurbhanj only.

(b) Read

Applicable for residents of following states only:-
(i) Himachal Pradesh.
(ii) Uttaranchal.
(iii) North Eastern States of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya (less district Shillong).
(iv) West Bengal : District – Darjeeling only.
(v) Karnataka : District – Chikmagalur and Kodagu only.
(vi) Tamil Nadu : Distict – Nilgris only.
(vii) Chhattisgarh : District – Bastar and Dantewara only.
(viii). Orissa : District – Koraput and Mayurbhanj only.
(ix) Madhya Pradesh : District – Hoshangabad only.

sd/-
(Vijay Anand)
Col
Dir (Med)
for offg MD

 

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010

B/49774-P/AG/ECHS/Referral

05 Apr 07

 

MEDICAL CARE FOR ECHS BENEFICIARIES IN REMOTE/HILLY AREAS

 

1. Representations have been received from the environment that beneficiaries residing in remote/hilly areas face great inconvenience for getting referrals even for minor ailments from their nearest polyclinics due to distance/terrain.
2. It has been decided that ECHS beneficiaries will henceforth be permitted to avail the facilities/services of nearest Govt Health Care Centres/ Primary Health Centre/ Govt Hospitals (deemed empanelled) without prior referral from the polyclinic subject to the  following conditions:-
(a) Distance from nearest polyclinic should be more than 50 Kms.
*(b) Applicable for residents of following states only
(i) Jammu & Kashmir.
(ii) Himachal Pradesh.
(iii) Uttaranchal.
(iv) North Eastern States of ‘Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.
(v) West Bengal : District Darjiling only.
(vi) Karnataka : District – Chikmagalur, Kodagu only.
(vii) Tamilnadu : District -Nilgris only.
(vii) Chhattisgarh : District – Bastar and Dantewara only.
(viii) Orissa : District – Koraput only.
* Amended vide B/49774-P/AG/ECHS/Referral dated 25-Apr-07
(c) Treatment permitted for maximum period of 07 days.
3. Parent Polyclinic will be notified of such treatment undertaken at the earliest (within two working days). Info can be sent by person/telephone/mail/fax/telegram. Parent polyclinic will generate a referral immediately on receipt of information and attach the same with the claim when received. Claims for reimbursement of expenditure incurred should be submitted to Parent Polyclinic within one month of completion of treatment.
The claim will include the following:-
(a) Application of claim by the member. Summary of case including diagnosis and outcome/ fiirther advise by treating doctor/hospital to be enclosed.
(b) Photocopy of ECHS Smart Card/Regn Slip.
(c) Prescription/Clinical notes of treating doctor.
(d) Bills of medicines/investigation/treatment procedure in original duly authenticated by treating doctor/hospital, alongwith a photocopy. In cases of treatment in Govt Hospitals, consultation is normally free; Bills, therefore, would pertain to medicines and treatment /investigation charges only, as applicable.
4. The bills will be processed by Parent Polyclinic as per procedure laid down vide this HQ letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS dated 25 May 04 read in conjunction with this HQ letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS/R dt 28 Oct 04 for treatment in Govt Hospital, and payment made through cash assignment of local Station Headquarters. Sanction of Central orgainsation ECHS is not required.
5. In cases of Emergency, patients can get admitted to any hospital. Emergency bills will continue to be processed as per existing instructions. Similarly in cases where further treatment is advised by local Govt Hosp, and/or major treatment procedure is required, patient will be referred to suitable Service/Empanelled Hospital through Parent Polyclinic as per existing procedure.
Maj Gen
MD ECHS

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ECHS Orders – Use of Injectables (Anti VEGF Agents)

ECHS Orders – Use of Injectables (Anti VEGF Agents)
USE OF INJECTABLES (ANTI VEGF AGENTS)

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

06/12/2013

All Regional Centres

USE OF INJECTABLES (ANTI VEGF AGENTS)

1. Further to this office letter No B/49762/AG/ECHS dt 19 Aug 13, addressed to Regional Centre Pune with copy to all Regional Centres.

2. It was observed that the empanelled facilities were taking approval on Appx ‘A’ forInj Avastin for Ophthalmic use and there was a wide variation in rates. The issue was deliberated in consultation with service Ophthalmologist and Rs.2000/- (Two thousand only) per dose of Inj Avastin for Ophthalmic use be applied across all ECHS empanelled institutes.

3. The cost of the procedure (CGHS code 147) will be over and above cost of the Injection.

4. The rates will be applicable from 01 Jan 2014.

sd/-
(Vijay Anand)
Col
Dir (Med)
for MD

Source: www.echs.gov.in
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Medical procedures are same for all categories of CGHS and ECHS beneficiaries…

Medical procedures are same for all categories of  CGHS and ECHS beneficiaries…
Irregularities in Medical Treatment
In a special audit drive undertaken by all the Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts (PCsDA) to examine the bill processing procedures of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), PCDA, Western Command had raised observations relating to excess payment to ECHS empanelled hospitals amounting to Rs.15 crores.

All the observations raised by the PCDA, Western Command were thoroughly analysed by Regional Centre, Chandigarh and it was noticed that most of the observations raised were due to incorrect interpretation of the policies. Wherever observations of the Controller of Defence Accounts were conceded to, the overpayments have been duly deducted from the concerned hospitals and suitable warnings issued to them.

The rates laid down by Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) for various medical procedures are the same for all categories of ECHS beneficiaries and payments are made accordingly.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Tufani Saroj in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

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List of Private Hospitals / Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Labs under ECHS

List of Private Hospitals / Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Labs under ECHS

No.22B (01)/2011-WE/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Dept of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
New Delhi the 12 Dec., 2013
Subject :- EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS / NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES FOR ECHS
1. I am directed to state that in terms of the provisions of Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 22B (04)/2010/US (WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011, it has now been decided by the Empowered Committee in its meeting held on 10 Sep 2013 under the chairmanship of Secretary (ESW) to empanel 43 Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Laboratories for different specialities and procedures as per the list attached in the Annexure :-
Ser City Name of Hospitals Annexure No.
(a) New Delhi (06 Medical Facility) 1. Dr Kapur The Healing Touch Eye and Maternity Centre.
2. SMH Curie Cancer Centre (A unit of Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd).
3. City X-ray & Scan Clinic Pvt Ltd.
4. Kukreja Hospital & Heart Centre Pvt. Ltd.
5. Garg Hospital (A Unit of Garg Heart Centre and Nursing Home) 6. Sanghi Medical Centre Private. Limited.
01 & 02
(b) Noida (02 Medical Facility) 1. Surbhi Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
2. Sumitra Hospital and Maternity Home Ltd.
03
(c) Ghaziabad (01 Medical Facility) Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre Pvt Ltd. 04
(d) Calicut (01 Medical Facility) KMCT Medical College and Hospital 05
(e) Chandigarh (01 Medical Facility) Grover Eye Laser ENT Hospital 06
(f) Pune (01 Medical Facility) National Institute of Ophthalmology 07
(g) Patiala (02 Medical Facility) 1. Kakkar Eye Hospital
2. Drishti Advance Eye Care Centre
08
(h) Hyderabad (02 Medical Facility) 1. Maxivision Laser Centre Pvt. Ltd.
2. Alluri Sita Rama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences
09
(J) Hoshiarpur (01 Medical Facility) Gautam Eye Hospital 10
(k) Jabalpur (02 Medical Facility) 1. Aditya Super Speciality Hospital 2. Metro Hospital & Cancer Research Centre (A Unit of Satya Sal Cancer Society) 11
(l) Ludhiana (03 Medical Facility) 1. Vasan Eye Care Hospital (A Unit of Vasan Health Care Pvt Ltd) 2. Rana Eye and Maternity Hospital
3. Deepak Hospital (An Institution of Deepak Memorial Charitable Trust)
12
(m) Nawanshahr (Chandigarh) (01 Medical Facility) Ivy Healthcare Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. 13
(n) Pathankot (01 Medical Facility) Raavi Multi Speciality Hospital 14
(o) Amritsar (03 Medical Facility) 1. Smt Paarvati Devi Hospital (U/T Rai Bahadur Kishore Chand Maheshwari Charitable Trust)
2. Vasan Eye Care Hospital (A Unit of Vasan Health Care Pvt. Ltd.)
3. Jeevanjot Hospital
15
(p) Varanasi (01 Medical Facility) Jamuna Sewa Sadan & Research Centre 16
(q) Bilaspur (HP) (01 Medical Facility) Rainbow Hospital (A Unit of ANS Health Care Pvt. Limited) 17
(r) Ropar (01 Medical Facility) Satluj Diagnostic and Clinical Laboratory 18
(s) Kodungallur (01 Medical Facility) Modern Hospital Kodungallur 19
(t) Jalandhar (03 Medical Facility) 1. Johal Multispeciality Hospital
2. Vasan Eye Care Hospital (A Unit of Vasan Health Care Pvt. Ltd.)
3. Cosmos Hospital
20
(u) Kolkatta (01 Medical Facility) Medica Superspeciality Hospital (A Unit of Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd) 21
(v) Bangalore (01 Medical Facility) Manipal Hospital (A Unit of Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited) 22
(w) Chennai (01 Medical Facility) NB Multi Speciality Dental Clinic 23
(x) Agra (01 Medical Facility) New Delhi Centre for Sight Pvt. Ltd. 24
(y) Mohali (01 Medical Facility) Indus Super Speciality Hospital (A Unit of Miracle Medicare Pvt. Ltd.) 25
(z) Kanpur (02 Medical Facility) 1. Raja Ram Hospital
2. North Star Hospital (A unit of Miracle Medicare Pvt. Ltd)
26
(aa) Bareilly (01 Medical Facility) Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences 27
(ab) Pathanamthitta (01 Medical Facility) Eye Microsurgery and laser Centre 28
2. All the terms and conditions including fixation of rates payable to empanelled hospitals will be regulated under Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.22B(04)/2010/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011 and amended from time to time.
3. The rates for ECHS Hospital/Nursing Home, Dental Centres and Diagnostic Centres as approved by the Empowered Committee will be as per CGHS rates and will be notified by the Director. Regional Centre ECHS to all concerned including Polyclinics, SEMOs, CDA/PCDA and Central Organisation ECHS.
4. CGHS empanelled medical facilities will be empanelled with ECHS for the period for which the facilities hold valid MoA with CGHS. The MoA will be extendable once CGHS renew the MoA with the medical facilities.
5. NABH accredited medical facilities will be empanelled with ECHS for the period of validity of NABH certificate and the MoA will be renewed once the medical facility is issued revalidation/renewed NABH certificate.
6. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 1459/DFA(P) dated 26/11/2013.
sd/-
(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
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Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS – ECHS Orders

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS – ECHS Orders

ENTITLEMENT FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Further to central Org ECHS letter No B/49764/AG/ECHS dated 10 Oct 2003.

2. With imediate effect, ECHS facilities have been extend to dependents as applicable in CGHS vide MH & FW letter No 4-24/9G-C&P/CGHS (P) dt 31 May 2007 (Copy attached)

Annexure 3. VA : Age Limit for Dependent children
Text of MH & FW OM No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P), dt. 31.5.2007

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants and Pensioners for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS and Central Services (MA) Rules, 1944

The undersigned is directed to state that the age limit for dependent sons and daughters was earlier fixed vide Office Memorandum, No, B-12014/7/92-CGHS(P)dt. 31st December, 1993, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, according to which for sons to be dependent on his father/mother, he had to be less than 25 years of age or till he started earning, whichever was earlier.

As a result of stay granted by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in Civil Miscellaneous Petition No. 115/97 in Civil Writ Petition No. 2542 of 1996 in Shri Madan Mohan Sharina Vs. Union of India, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued an Office Memorandum No.4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P) on 17th September, 1999, upper age limit for sons was removed subject to fulfilling other conditions regarding dependency and normally staying with the Government servant/pensioner. The Hon’ble High Court Of Delhi has dismissed the petition by its order on 29th November, 2006.

2. In view of the dismissal of the Writ Petition, it has been decided to re-fix the age limit for dependents, as indicated below:

 

(i)
Son
Till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier.
(ii)
Daughter
Till she starts earning or gets married, irrespective of the age limit, whichever is earlier.
(iii)
Son suffering from any permanent disability
2 of any kind (physical or mental)
Irrespective of age limit.
(iv)
Dependent divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed daughters and dependent unmarried/divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed sisters
Irrespective of age limit.
(v)
Minor brother(s)
Upto the age of becoming a major.
3. The other conditions of dependency and normally residing with the Government servant/pensioner will remain the same.
4. This order will take effect from the date of issue of the Office Memorandum.
5. This order would also be applicable to Central Government employees covered under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.
6. This issues with the concurrence of IFD vide their Dy. No.2552/2007 dated the 15th May, 2007.
1. A son shall be entitled until he gels married. vide dt O.M. of even no. dt 25.2.2009 (Annexure 3.VAA).
2. For meaning of disability. refer O.M. of even No dt. 29.8.2007 (Annexure 3.VB) and dt. 2.8.2010 (Annexure 3.VBB).
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MoD Orders – Revised Interim Scales of Contractual Manpower for ECHS Clinics

MoD Orders – Revised Interim Scales of Contractual Manpower for ECHS Clinics

 

No. 22(72)/06/ D(Res)/US(WE) (Vol-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi the 12th November, 2013

To,
The Chief of Arimy Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject:- Revised Interim Scales of Contractual Manpower for ECHS Clinics

Sir,
In continuation of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letters No.22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30th December, 2002 and No.22D(44)/2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18th October, 2010, the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the competent authority to the following revised interim Scales of Contractual Manpower for ECHS Clinics, to tide over the immediate functional difficulties being faced by ECHS clinics in providing quality medical care to ECHS beneficiaries:-

Serial Contractual Posts Type of ECHS Clinic Total
Posts
A B C D E
1 Medial Officer 6 3 2 2 1 953
2 Medical Specialist 2 2 1 0 0 200
3 Dental Officer 2 2 1 1 0 470
4 Gynaecologist 1 1 0 0 0 61
5 Radiologist 1 1 0 0 0 61
6 Officer-in-Charge 1 1 1 1 0 409
7 Radiographer 1 1 0 0 0 61
8 Lab Technician 1 1 1 1 0 409
9 Lab Assistant 1 1 1 1 0 409
10 Physiotherapist 1 1 1 0 0 139
11 Pharmacist 1 1 1 1 0 409
12 Nursing Assistant 3 3 2 1 1 626
13 Dental Assistant/Technician/ Hygienist 2 2 1 1 0 470
14 Driver 2 2 1 1 1 487
15 Chowkidar 1 1 1 1 0 409
16 Female Attendant 1 1 1 1 0 409
17 Peons 1 1 1 1 0 409
18 Safaiwala 1 1 1 1 0 409
Total 29 26 17 14 3 6800

2. After the revised scale the total posts will become 6800 with an increase of 1709 additional contractual posts of various categories. The above scales of contractual manpower will be reviewed after a detailed work study is carried out.

3. These orders will come into effect from the date of issue.

4. This issues with the concurrence of MoD (Finance) vide their U.03(7)05/AG.PD/Fin.Pen dated 24th October, 2013.

Yours faithfully,
( HK Mallick )
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.desw.gov.in
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HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE DEFENCE PERSONNEL – CLARIFICATION ON ECHS MEMBERSHIP

HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE DEFENCE PERSONNEL – CLARIFICATION ON ECHS MEMBERSHIP

CLARIFICATION ON ECHS MEMBERSHIP WHEN HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE DEFENCE PERSONNEL

1. There were a No of issues which come into effect when both husband and wife are defence personnel or one of them is a defence person and other is a Central Govt employee. The issues also included whether one or both parents can be made members of the ECHS.

2. We had taken up the case with the MOD and clarifications have been issued vide MOD letter No 22(20)05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 10 Feb 2006(copy attached). In brief it contains the following clarifications:-

(a) When Both Husband and Wife are Defence Pensioners

(i) Only one has to give ECHS contribution.

(ii) Both can cover their respective parents by making two ECHS contributions.

(b) When one is a defence person and other is a Central Govt employee, the latter has the choice to withdraw from CGHS when the spouse becomes a member of the ECHS.

Authority: Central Organisation ECHS DO letter No B/49701-MOD/AG/ECHS dt 24 Feb 2006.

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Extension of Benefits to ECHS Card Holders

Extension of Benefits to ECHS Card Holders

ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS Card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain treatment from Govt. (Central/State/Local Self Government) hospitals and submit the medical re-imbursement claim to the ECHS Polyclinic (i.e. they can avail the treatment without obtaining referral from Polyclinic located outside their district)…

Medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS.

No. 22D (09)12013/US (WE)/D (Res)
Government of India
Deptt of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

Dated the 21st August, 2013

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject:- Medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS.
Sir.
1, The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 24(48)/03/US(WE)D(Res) dated 19th December, 2003 and to state that keeping in view, the difficulties being faced by the ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS it has now been decided to liberalise the ECHS Rules as follows to enable them to avail medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post- operative follow-up treatment-

(a) (i)   ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS Card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain treatment from Govt. (Central/State/Local Self Government) hospitals and submit the medical re-imbursement claim to the ECHS Polyclinic (i.e. they can avail the treatment without obtaining referral from Polyclinic located outside their district),

(ii) Re-imbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rates applicable to the nearest ECHS Polyclinic and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals whichever is lower.

(b) (i)  ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain post¬operative follow-up treatment from Govt. (Central/State/Local Self Government) hospitals in follow up cases of Renal Transplant Surgery Knee and Hip Joint Replacement, Cancer Treatment Neuro Surgery and Cardiac Surgery. However, prior permission (referral) is to be obtained from the OIC of nearest ECHS Polyclinic.

(ii) Permission shall be issued for 3 to 6 months at a time and may be extended based on medical requirement. Reimbursement for consultation, procedures and investigations shall be limited to CGHS rates applicable to the nearest ECHS polyclinic and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals ,whichever may be lower. OPD medicines shall be obtained from the concerned Polyclinic for a maximum period of 3 months at a time.

2. These order will come into effect from date of issue.

3. This issues with the concurrence of MoD (Finance) vide U.O. 1574/13/Fin/Pen dated 11th July, 2013.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
( HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS

Medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS

 

No. 22D (09)12013/US (WE)/D (Res)
Govornment of India
Deptt of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi

Dated the 21st August, 2013

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject:- Medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post-operative follow-up treatment to ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS.
Sir.
1, The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 24(48)/03/US(WE)D(Res) dated 19th December, 2003 and to state that keeping in view, the difficulties being faced by the ECHS beneficiaries residing in districts not covered by ECHS it has now been decided to liberalise the ECHS Rules as follows to enable them to avail medical facilities for in-patient treatment and post- operative follow-up treatment-

(a)

(i)   ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS Card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain treatment from Govt. (Central/State/Local Self Government) hospitals and submit the medical re-imbursement claim to the ECHS Polyclinic (i.e. they can avail the treatment without obtaining referral from Polyclinic located outside their district),

(ii) Re-imbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rates applicable to the nearest ECHS Polyclinic and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals whichever is lower.

(b)

(i)  ECHS beneficiaries who are holding a valid ECHS card and are residing in districts not covered by ECHS shall be eligible to obtain post¬operative follow-up treatment from Govt. (Central/State/Local Self Government) hospitals in follow up cases of Renal Transplant Surgery Knee and Hip Joint Replacement, Cancer Treatment Neuro Surgery and Cardiac Surgery. However, prior permission (referral) is to be obtained from the OIC of nearest ECHS Polyclinic.

(ii) Permission shall be issued for 3 to 6 months at a time and may be extended based on medical requirement. Reimbursement for consultation, procedures and investigations shall be limited to CGHS rates applicable to the nearest ECHS polyclinic and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals ,whichever may be lower. OPD medicines shall be obtained from the concerned Polyclinic for a maximum period of 3 months at a time.

2. These order will come into effect from date of issue.

3. This issues with the concurrence of MoD (Finance) vide U.O. 1574/13/Fin/Pen dated 11th July, 2013.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
( HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in
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Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

No.22A (55)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi

Dated 5th July, 2013

To
The Chief of army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The chief of air Staff

Subject : Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the ECHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations/treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission (referrals letter) every time to get the prescribed treatment/investigations done at ECHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres.

2. With a view to alleviate the inconvenience to ECHS beneficiaries in obtaining the requisite permissions (referral) every time, this Ministry has decided to permit issue of permission (referral) letters by ECHS polyclinics with a validity of six months from the date of issue of the original prescription for undergoing the prescribed investigation/treatment procedures to be conducted at the prescribed intervals over a period of six months as advised by a ECHS/Service/Govt. specialist. The same permission (referral) letter shall be valid for undergoing the prescribed treatment procedures/investigations on multiple times during the six months, at intervals as advised by the ECHS/Service/Govt. Specialist.

3. This issues with concurrence of MoD(Finance) vide their U.O. No.1782/F/Pen dated 5-7-2013.

 

Yours faithfully,
(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source : www.desw.gov.in
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DESW Orders : Permission for treatment/investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

DESW Orders : Permission for treatment/investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

No. 22A (55/2013/US(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 5th July, 2013

To
The Chief of army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The chief of air Staff

Subject: Permission for treatment/investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the ECHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations/treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission (referrals letter) every time to get the prescribed treatment/investigations done at ECHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres.

2. With a view to alleviate the inconvenience to ECHS beneficiaries in obtaining the requisite permissions (referral) every time, this Ministry has decided to permit issue of permission (referral) letters by ECHS polyclinics with a validity of six months from the date of issue of the original prescription for undergoing the prescribed investigation/treatment procedures to be conducted at the prescribed intervals over a period of six months as advised by a ECHS/Service/Govt. specialist. The same permission (referral) letter shall be valid for undergoing the prescribed treatment procedures/investigations on multiple times during the six months, at intervals as advised by the ECHS/Service/Govt. Specialist.

3. This issues with concurrence of MoD(Finance) vide their U.O. No.1782/F/Pcn dated 5-7-2013.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source : www.desw.gov.in
[http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/echs-order-dated-5th-july13.pdf]

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