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ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months

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ECHS: Extension of validity of Temporary Slip to Six months

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

B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS

05 Nov 2018

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 Area Headquarters
All Regional Centres

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF TEMPORARY SLIP TO SIX MONTHS

1. All Ex-Servicemen applying for new 64 Kb Cards fall in any one of the following category

(a) Future Retiree.

(b) Temp Slip Holder.

(c) 01 Jan 1996-31 Mar 2003 Pensioners.

(d) Pre 01 Jan 1996 Pensioners.

(e) Death case while in Service.

(f) Loss of 32 Kb 85 64 Kb Cards.

(g) Post Apr 2003 Retiree not a member yet.

(h) 16/32 Kb Card Holders.

2. All the above categories except 16/32 Kb Card holders are required to download online generated temporary slip. This Temporary Slip is required to be taken to the nearest polyclinic for activation alongwith all related service documents for ECHS membership. The Temporary Slip was earlier valid for three months and subsequently extended on monthly basis.

3. Now the competent authority has approved the following

(a) All system generated Temporary Slips will be abinitio valid for Six Months.

(b) The Temporary Slip can be further extended by three months at a time by Parent Polyclinics in case the ECHS beneficiary does not receive the Card.

(c) The ECHS beneficiary to collect his Card from Station Headquarters within 30 Days from receipt of OTP. These slips will be handed over to the Station HQ at the time of collection of Card.

4. All Regional Centres will forward copy of this document to all Station HQs & Polyclinics in their AOR.

(Rakesh Kakar)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Source: echs.gov.in

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ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

Year of Disability in line of Duty – Eligibility for ECHS Beneficiaries

Tele : 011-25684847
ASCON : 36832
Fax : 011-25684946
Email : diropsechs-mod@nic.in

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

26 Sep 2018

B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2018

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N) Air HQ (VB)/DPS
All Comd HQs (A/ECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
Director General of Indian Coast Guard
Director General NCC
Director General SFF
ADG TA/TA-3
All Regional Centres, ECHS

ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED UNMARRIED SON OF A ECHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL ECHS FACILITY

1. “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016″ has been revised, which will replace the existing PWD Act – 1995. The permanent disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21.

2. In consonance with spirit of Indian Army wherein the year 2018 has been declared “Year of Disability in line of Duty” MoD (DoESW) has approved applicability of PWD Act 2016 wef 18 Sep 2018 vide their ID No 18(77)/2017/WE/D(Res-I) dated 18 Sep 2018 wherein sons suffering from following disabilities :-

(a) Blindness.

(b) Low-vision.

(c) Leprosy Cured persons.

(d) Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing).

(e) Locomotor Disability.

(f) Dwarfism.

(g) Intellectual Disability.

(h) Mental Illness.

(j) Autism Spectrum Disorder.

(k) Cerebral Palsy.

(l) Muscular Dystrophy.

(m) Chronic Neurological conditions.

(n) Specific Learning Disabilities.

(o) Multiple Sclerosis

(p) Speech and Language Disability

(q) Thalassemia

(r) Hemophilia

(s) Sickle Cell Disease

(t) Multiple Disabilities including deaf, blindness

(u) Acid Attack Victim

(v) Parkinson’s Disease

(BS Sisodia)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
for MD ECHS

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ECHS: PRIOR SANCTION FOR TREATMENT IN NON EMP HOSPITAL

ECHS: PRIOR SANCTION FOR TREATMENT IN NON EMP HOSPITAL

Tele: 25682870
Mil: 36833

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

B/49770/AG/ECHS

05 Oct 18

All Regional Centres

PRIOR SANCTION FOR TREATMENT IN NON EMP HOSP

1 Ref Para 18(a) of SOP on treatment Management in ECHS.

2. All prior sanctions for treatment in Non Empanelled Hospitals will be accorded by Dir RC except in the following cases:-

(a) Major cardiac surgery/ interventional cardiology.
(b) Oncology
(c) Organ transplant cases.
(d) Joint Replacement cases.
(e) Major Neurosurgical / Neurology cases.
(f) Bariatric surgery cases.

3. Format of prior sanction by Dir RC ECHS will be same as is being followed by CO ECHS.

4 Bills will be reimbursed at CGHS Rates only. No representation will be accepted for full reimbursement in such cases.

5. No TA is admissible in such cases.

6. Cases already received and dispatched by 10 Oct 18 will be processed by Central Org ECHS Org ECHS.

sd/-
(Ravi Pal Kapoor)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

Source: https://echs.gov.in

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PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING OF ECHS APPLICATION IN CASE OF MARITAL DISCORD / FAMILY DISPUTE AND PARENTS OF SOLDIERS AFTER DEATH IN HARNESS

Procedure for ECHS Application – marital discord/ Parents of soldiers after Death

Tele : 011-25684847
ASCON : 36832
Fax : 011-25684946
Email : diropsechs-mod@nic.in

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

B/49701 -PR/AG/ECHS/2018

26 Sep 2018

Air HQ PD (DAV)
PD (Navy)
All Comd HQ’s (NECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
Director General Indian Coast Guard
Director General NCC
Director General SFF
ADG TA/TA-3
All Regional Centres, ECHS

PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING OF ECHS APPLICATION
IN CASE OF MARITAL DISCORD / FAMILY DISPUTE AND
PARENTS OF SOLDIERS AFTER DEATH IN HARNESS

1.A number of petitions are recd from spouses of veterans as a consequence of marital discord and parents of the serving soldiers who died in harness wherein the primary beneficiary does not apply for ECHS membership for the dependents. The extant rules do not permit anyone else to apply for ECHS membership except the primary member.

2. ECHS is akin to CGH’S in many regards and ECHS rules are similar too. Since the CGHS rules extend CGHS facilities to a judicially separated wife (CGHS Rule Book, Chapter 3, Page 25), it is axiomatic that since a judicially separated wife is auth CGHS facilities, a spouse during the period of marital discord will also be allowed CGHS facilities. Further, the meaning of ‘family’ as per Govt Rules are as under :-

(a) Husband/wife, including more than one wife and a judicially separated wife.
(b) Parents (excluding step parents), subject to the following:-

(i) In case of adoption, adoptive parents and not real parents.
(ii) If adoptive father has more than one wife, only the first wife: and.
(iii) In case of female employees, parents or parents-in-law, at her option, subject to the conditions of dependency and residence etc. being satisfied.

(c) Children, including step children, legally adopted children, children taken as wards by the Government servant under the Guardians and Ward Act, 1980, provided that such a ward lives with him, treated as a family member and is given the status of a natural born child through a special will executed by that Government servant :-

(i) Son is eligible till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years or gets married, whichever is earlier.
(ii) Daughter is eligible till she starts earning, or gets married.

(d) Sons suffering from permanent disability either physically or mentally, without any age-limit.

(i) Disability means blindness, low vision, leprosy- cured, hearing  impairment, locomotor disability, mental illness (includes schizophrenia), autism, cerebral palsy or a combination of any two or more of such conditions and includes a person suffering from several multiple disability.
(ii)’Permanent disability’ means a person with 40% or more of one or more

(e) Dependent divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/widowed daughters (irrespective of age).

3. The ECHS facilities will hence be extended to the spouse/her dependent children/  eligible parents/dependents, during the period of marital discord.

4. In so far as, the parents of ESM are concerned, there are cases where the spouse of ESM becomes the primary member after the demise of the ESM, but due to strained relations (family dispute) is reluctant to obtain ECHS membership for the parents, despite their meeting the dependent criteria including income criteria. Such cases will also be addressed under the meaning of the term ‘family’ and ECHS facility will be made applicable to eligible persons.

5. The procedure for processing of ECHS application in case of marital discord / family dispute cases will be as under :-

(a) Spouse/ dependent children and dependent parents will be eligible to apply for ECHS membership on production all supporting documents for eligibility of self and his / her children and similarly for dependent parents.

(b) On the basis of ibid provision, the spouse I dependent children / dependent parents should apply to DIAV for Army, DESA for Navy & DAV for Air Force who will facilitate in obtaining copy of PPO from respective Record offices. The application should be duly supported with an identity proof in the form of Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Ration Card, Marriage Part II order & Dependent Card issued by District Soldier Board. DIAV/DESA/DAV will endorse a letter to the primary beneficiary to give him/her an opportunity to apply for cards himself/herself within 30 days for eligible family members. In case of non receipt of reply within 30 days / refusal to apply, obtaining copy of PPO will be facilitated for the applicant.

(c) Having obtained the copy of the PPO, the spouse / dependent children I dependent parents should apply through ‘Online Application’ portal of ECHS website for issue of ECHS Smart Card. Once the online application is successfully filled ‘up alongwith payment for the card (s), the indl will be able to generate ‘Temporary Slip’ for the affected persons. The same will be activated at dependent Polyclinics with a validity of three months at a time or till receipt of card whichever is earlier. The Temporary Slip will allow need treatment to the concerned persons till receipt of Smart Card.

(d) In marital discord cases, the ECHS membership granted will be for a limited period of one year or till resolution divorce whichever is earlier. The same will be renewed in case of status quo beyond a year.

(e) The membership of spouse will be discontinued once a divorce is granted & The responsibility of informing of divorce will be that of the primary beneficiary / ESM. If not informed and any treatment taken by the divorced lady post divorce recovery due will be on the primary beneficiary / ESM including for those children staying with him / her.

(f) It will be responsibility of dependent parents (in cases of serving soldiers died in harness) to give yearly affidavit for income criteria. Wife of deceased soldier should also inform if parents have more income which makes them ineligible. Responsibility of recovery will be on primary beneficiary.

(g) Membership of children will be based on the eligibility criteria as governed in terms of age, income and marriage criteria applicable as laid down vide CGHS letter No MH & FW No 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P) dated 31 May 2007.

(h) The onus of informing of divorce for marital discord cases and income criteria for dependent parents will be of primary beneficiary.

6. This has approval of AG.

(Niranjan Kumar) Brig
Dy MD
for MD ECHS

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HANDING OVER OF ECHS SMART CARD TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES

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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VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

Veteran Patient Care and Assistance (VPCA) Teams – A vigilance Mechanism in ECHS

DG (DC & W)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
South Block
New Delhi – 110 011

B/49717-C(VIG)/AG/ECHS

12 Jul 2018

VETERAN PATIENT CARE AND ASSISTANCE (VPCA) TEAMS -A VIGILANCE MECHANISM IN ECHS

Gen

1. Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) is a welfare oriented scheme providing effective healthcare to Ex Servicemen and their dependents. Since in 2003, the scheme has expanded exponentially and has nearly 52 lakh beneficiaries today throughout the length and breadth of the country.

2. There is a need to institute a vigilance framework with a nominated nodal officer at each echelon of the scheme to introduce checks and balances in the system to ensure its efficient and effective functioning . The vigilance frame work so instituted will pay attention to the following aspects with a mechanism to detect, analyse and take corrective and preferably pre-emptive :-

(a) Ensure ECHS benefits are not availed by unauthorized persons.

(b) Check unethical practices I exploitation of ESMs by empanelled facilities.

(c) Monitor referral to empanelled facilities and carry out checks to negate unauthorized treatments/or claims.

Handling of ECHS Issues/Subject/Tasks

3. Tech issues relating to billing, claims and MoA with empanelled hospitals are dealt by Regional Centres of ECHS. All adm issues of Polyclinics are handled by Stn HQ.

4. Regional Centres (RC) ECHS. Comments/ assistance/inv/vigilance on following issues are carried out through RCs:-

(a) MoA with empanelled hospitals therefore complaints regarding empanelled hospitals/Harassment in empanelled hospitals.

(b) Claims/Billing issues of empanelled hospitals.

(c) Indl reimbursement claims received by RC from Polyclinics.

5. Stn HQs. Stn HQs handle the following issues:-

(a) Adm of Polyclinics.

(b) Card making of beneficiaries.

(c) Contractual employment.

(d) Medicine availability through SEMO.

(e) C of I / detailed inv in empanelled hosp or service hosp.

Vigilance Cells

6. A feedback on the satisfactory functioning of Pilot Project at three stations has been obtained. It is now planned to institute the vigilance framework in 14 other major ECHS stations, to include Ambala, Bareilly, Channai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu,Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Patna, Pune and Ranchi.

7. Composition of Vigilance Cell. The ECHS Vigilance Cell will function under the Stn Cdr and will incorporate a contractual Doctor/serving AMC officer for On-Spot verification of cases of alleged medical negligence/ violation of MoA. It will be composed as under:-

(a) OIC Team. Medical Offr (when accompanying) CMP JCO/NCO.

(b) CMP Team. Two CMP pers (JCO/NCO) in a light vehicle/MC.

(c) Medical Team. One Medical Offr (serving/contractual from ECHS) to be co-opted for all investigations related to hospitals/having examination of medical aspects. Serving offr may be also co-opted under arngs of Stn Cdr.

8. Tasks of Vigilance Cell. While not exhaustive, some of the tasks will be:-

(a) At Polyclinics.

(i) Investigate irregularities I fraudulence by contractual staff.

(ii) Physical verification of ESM and dependents (card and self attested proforma)

(iii) Review adm functioning of Polyclinics when so detailed by Stn I Sub Area I Area HQs on specific instructions

(iv) Surprise physical check of Medicines I Dispensary.

(v) Surprise physical verification of ESM/dependents.

(vi) Check use of ambulance/equipment with Polyclinic.

(vii) Avlb of complaint/Grievance Book and redressal/Comments.

(b) At Regional Centres.

(i) Check BPA verifiers at Regional Centres and any wrong practices by Hospital reps.

(ii) Check process of receipt of bills.

(iii) Ensure process of First in First Out (FIFO) in billing/ as specified by Central Org.

(iv) Monitor hospital representatives visiting for empanelment process.

(v) Security procedure of Regional Centre premises.

(c) At Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres/Labs.

(i) Periodic/Surprise Checks of Empanelled Facilities and patients admitted.

(ii) Physical verification of patients at non-empanelled facilities when so directed.

(iii) Investigate individual cases of fraudulence by beneficiaries .

(iv) Carry out preliminary investigation wrt complaints received at Regional Centre, if so directed by Director Regional Centre. These will be fwd to Stn Cdr being the nodal agency for check.

(v) Assist in medical audits if ordered by Regional Centres / Higher Headquarters .

Investigations and Reporting

9. Investigations. All complaints/reports are to be forwarded to Stn HQ in confidence irrespective of the subject being dealt by any agency. The Stn Cdr will brief the team and allocate the task to them in confidence. No prior info will be made available to vigilance cell members for surprise checks to avoid confidentiality being compromised. Routine and planned checks can be pre-decided.

10. Reporting. Reports will be of two types, viz/Incident/Info Report and Monthly Report. Reports of Vigilance Cell will be forwarded through Stn HQ SO (ECHS) to Area/Sub Area HQ (Dir ECHS/Dir Veteran) to Command HQ (SO ECHS) to Central Org ECHS (Dir C & L). All cases of misuse, fraud and harassment will be reported.

(a) Incident/Info Report. This report will be initiated by the Stn HQ to imdt higher HQ in chain of command within seven days of investigation being completed, with copy to all echelons of Comd till Comd HQ and Central Organisation ECHS (Dir C & L) for prompt action. Report should be passed immediately on telephone depending on gravity of input, to all concerned and followed up by return report so that corrective measures are not delayed. The format is as per Appendix A (in cases where delinquency in respect of serving pers come to notice, it will also be info to HQ Comd (DV) and DV Dte/AG’s Br by Comd (SO ECHS) and Central Organisation ECHS respectively.)

(b) Monthly Report. A monthly report on surprise checks carried out during the month by the Vigilance Team will be forwarded to Central Org ECHS as per format on Appendix B by 20th of next month by the Comd HQ (SO ECHS).

11. Report. The report by the Vigilance Team for various est will be rendered as per u/m formats:-

(a) Empanelled Hospital – Appendix C.

(b) Regional Centre – Appendix D.

(c) Polyclinic – Appendix E.

12. Check list. A suggested check list for the Vigilance Team is at Appendix F.

13. The Stn Cdr will compile the activities of the vigilance team and render a ground report after three months to Central Org ECHS through comd channel with recommendations/inputs to refine the vigilance mechanism.

(Yogendra Dimri)
Lt Gen
DG (DC&W)

Source: echs.gov.in

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ECHS: Scrutiny of OPD/ IPD Claims at RC Level

ECHS: Scrutiny of OPD/ IPD Claims at RC Level

Central OrganisationECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines

Delhi Cantt- 110 010
B/ 49779-Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS/ Policy
12 Jul 2018

All Regional Centres
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SCRUTINY OF OPD/IPD CLAIMS AT RC LEVEL

1. Further to our letter No B/ 49779-Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS/ Policy dated 10 Nov 2017, pursuant to the instructions received from DoESW vide letter No. 18(80) / 2017/WE/ D(Res-1) dated 12 Jul 2018 and proposal to formalize second tier check vide case file No B/ 49779- Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS initiated on 06 Jul 2018.

2.It is directed that the process for online bill processing at RC level to be carried out as under:-

(a) Bills Amounting to Less than Rs 30,000/ -. For bills amounting to less than Rs. 30,000/ -, 2% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bill scan be checked as per discretion.

(b) Bills in the Range of Rs 30,000/ -to Rs 59,999/ -. For bills in the range of Rs 30,000/ – to 59,999/ -, 3% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bills can be checked as per discretion.

(c) Bills in the Range of Rs 60,000/ -to Rs 99,999/ -. For bills in the range of Rs 60,000/ – to 99,999/ -, 5% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bills can be checked as per discretion.

(d) Bills Moret han Rs1 Lakh. 100% Bills for amount more than Rs. 1 Lakh to be checked by JD(HS) at RC.

3. The process to be put in effect immediately and respective functionaries in the Online Bill Processing chain to ensure that the above is complied.

4. The modification incorporated in the system of the online bill processing application will be such that a basket of 100 claims is presented to the JD(HS), those 100 claims will be picked up in FIFO manner out of the claims processed by BPA. There will be separate baskets for OPD, IPD and individual re-imbursement claims. The 100 claims in each basket will be strictly presented in FIFO manner. The presentation of these baskets to JD(HS) and its subsequent manner of processing for all baskets (OPD, IPD and individual re-imbursement) is described below:- ,

(a)Claims less than Rs. 30,000/ -. These will be listed on top of the page and JD(HS) would have to compulsorily check 2% of such claims (number to be rounded off to the next round figure). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available orally after atleast 2% claims have been checked. JD(HS) can check additional claims also as per his discretion.

(b) Claims between Rs. 30.000/ – to Rs. 59,999/-. A counter for the claims falling in this region would be created by BPA to reflect 3% of such claims ,(number to be rounded off to the next round figure) which would have to be compulsorily checked by the JD(HS). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The JD(HS) would ha’ve the option to check any additional claim also should he choose to do so. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available only after atleast 3% claims have been checked.

(c) Claims between Rs. 60,000/ – to Rs. 99,999 / -. A counter for the claims falling in this region would , be created by BPA to reflect 5% of such claims (number to be rounded off to the next round figure) which would have to be compulsorily checked by the JD(HS). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The JD(HS) would have the option to check any additional claim also should he choose to do so. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available only after atleast 5% claims have been checked.

(d) Claims above Rs. 1 Lakh/-. All claims above Rs. 1 Lakh will have to be compulsorily checked by JD(HS). No multi select option will be enable? in this window.

5. Next set of 100 claims in the concerned basket will be presented to the JD(HS) only after the claims in the respective basket has been completely cleared.

6.In addition, it is highlighted that in accordance with Para 2(d) of MoD letter No. 22(A)(10/ 10/ US(WE)(Res) dated 23 Feb 2012, “CFA will examine the bill and BPA’s worksheet prior to according sanction,,.” Hence, all CFAs must ensure that no violation to the above guidelines take place and ‘the provisions brought out above are not compromisedinany manner.

7. Please ensure speedy clearance of bills so that large pendencies can be reduced. Financial integrity of checks, will not be compromised.

8. These instructions are issued with approval of MD ECHS.1

(DM Anand)
Col
Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Source: ECHS

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EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

Tele: 25683476
Army: 36833

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

B/49771/AG/ECHS/Emp/Gen

20 Jun 18

(All Regional Centre ECHS)

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

1. Further to our letter No B/49771/AG/ECHS/Gen dated 20 Sep 17. Empanelment of medical facilities to recommence as per details in succeeding paras.

2. PI process the applications of hospitals with current procedure with immediate effect.

3. Only completed applications should be fwd.

4. NABH/NABL entities can apply directly to CO ECHS.

5. Applications from the areas having adequate No of empanelled hospitals need not be processed unless the hospital has specialised facility/needed by our ESM.

6. PI focus specifically in those areas where there are no/ltd empanelled facilities.

7. This has the approval of MD ECHS.

S/d,
(DK Dubey)
Gp Capt
Jt Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

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Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4758
ANSWERED ON: 23.03.2018

Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals

RAJIV PRATAP RUDY

Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether there is a delay in the payment to empanelled hospitals under Government sponsored health programmes such as Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY);

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether CGHS and RSBY has been effective in reducing the burden of out of pocket spending of poor households, if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the total number of beneficiaries and total funds allocated under CGHS and RSBY over the last four years, State/UT wise including Bihar?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a) & (b): Under CGHS there is some delay in payment to empanelled hospitals. Following are the reasons for delay in settlement of hospital bills under CGHS:-
i. Resource constraints particularly in the last quarter of Financial Year.
ii. Need for consultation with Specialists in some cases.
iii. Time taken in scrutinizing of Hospital bills.

Under RSBY, Insurance Companies make payment, as due and admissible, to the empanelled hospitals as per their claim. Details are not maintained at Central level.

(c): Under CGHS, the beneficiaries, who are primarily Central Government Employees and Pensioners, are provided health facilities including OPD, medicines, reimbursement of expenditure incurred on hospitalization etc. and they do not have to incur out of pocket expenditure. They have to bear additional expenditure only if they opt for specific brand of implants costing more than CGHS rates.

Under RSBY, claims amounting to Rs. 5012.17 Crore have been settled since 2011-12 to 2016-17, which may be construed as a reduction in out of pocket expenditure for the beneficiaries under RSBY, who have availed the hospitalization benefits.

(d): There are 32,53,219 number of CGHS beneficiaries as on 13.03.2018.

The total funds allocated under CGHS over the last four years is as under:-

Year Funds Allocated (Rupees in Crores)

2013-14 1772.75
2014-15 1734.02
2015-16 1872.29
2016-17 2026.91

Under RSBY no funds are allocated to States. Funds as central share of premium are released on receipt of proposals from State Governments. The State-wise list of beneficiaries under RSBY over the last four years including Bihar is at Annexure.

Source : LokSabha

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Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities

Ministry of Defence
Empanelment of Hospitals for ECHS Facilities

12 MAR 2018

Empanelment of private hospitals with ECHS depends on the willingness of the hospitals to accept CGHS Rates and to abide by the procedures and rules of ECHS. The Government is continuously empanelling private hospitals, which are applying for empanelment and are found eligible for empanelment as per ECHS rules. In the recent past 217, 189, 123, and 85 private hospitals have been empanelled on 10.11.2016, 2.06.2017, 05.12.2017 and 04.01.2018 respectively. A total of 2609 hospitals are empanelled with ECHS as on date.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

ECHS – Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010
31 Jan 2018

Tele: 011-25684645
Telefax: 011-25682392
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS

All Regional Centers

SIGNING OF ONLINE GENERATED TEMPORARY SLIP FROM ONLINE SMART CARD APPLICATION

1. Refer this organisation letter No. B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS dated 23 Jan 2018.

2. In the new system all the applicants, except old card holders are being issued online generated temporary slip with details of each family member of the applicant. A sample of the online generated temporary slip is attached for reference.

3. The online generated temporary slip is to be activated by the OIC Parent Polyclinic. He will sign the Temporary Slip after verifying any of the following documents:-

(a) PPO / Pension Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(b) Service Book / Discharge Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(c) Date of birth of dependents as per discharge book / dependent cards.

4. The Temporary Slip will be valid for a period of three months from the dated of issue. The validity of the temporary slip subsequently can be extended further for periods of three months at a time only after checking the online status of the application.

5. The online generated temporary slip as well as the old temporary slip or old card as the case may be is required to be submitted at Stn HQ, at the time of collection of New Smart Card.

6. For Regional Centres only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all ECHS Polyclinics and Stn HQs in your AoR by fastest means for immediate action.

7. For MP-8 only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all Record Offices of the Army for information.

8. This letter supersedes all the letters issued by this organisation prior to this date on subject.

S/d,
(Rakesh Sharma)
Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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85 Private ECHS Hospital List as on 8.12.2017

85 Private ECHS Hospital List as on 8.12.2017

EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS / NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES/ CENTRES FOR ECHS

No. 22B(15)/2017-WE/D(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Dept of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi 04.01.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

To,
The Managing Director
Central Organisation, ECHS
Maude Line, Delhi Cantt

Subject:- EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS / NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES/ CENTRES FOR ECHS

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, 22B(02)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 18 Oct 2013 and 22B(02)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 24 Feb 2015, it has now been decided by the Competent Authority to empanel 85 Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Laboratories Centres for different specialities and procedures with ECHS as recommended by the 12th Screening Committee for empanelment of Medical facilities with ECHS in its meeting held on 8-12-2017 under the Chairmanship of MD, ECHS as per the list attached in the Annexure:-

S.No City Name of Hospitals Annexure No
1. Adoor Mount Zion Medical College 1
2. Ahmedabad New Delhi Centre for Sight Ltd 2
3. Ajmer Kshetrapal Hospital Multispeciality and Research Centre 3
4. Akhnoor Neelkanth Health Care 4
5. Alappuzha VSM Hospital 5
6. Amritsar Dev Hospital 6
7. Amritsar Akashdeep Neuro Trauma & Multi Super Speciality Hospital 6
8. Amritsar Ajit Hospital 6
9. Amritsar Surinder Hospital 7
10. Amritsar Verma Hospital 7
11. Amritsar (Jandiala Guru) Ranjit Multispeciality & Trauma Hospital 7
12. Amritsar (Putlighar) Ranjit Hospital 8
13. Bangalore Davita Care India Pvt Ltd 9
14. Bangalore Columbia Clinic 9
15. Bhopal Siddhanta Redcross Superspeciality Hospital 10
16. Bhopal Galaxy Hospital 11
17. Bhopal ASG Hospital Pvt Ltd 11
18. Chandigarh Mirchiash Diagnostics 12
19. Coimbatore Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt Ltd 13
20. Delhi (Kirti Nagar) Total Diagnostics Care 14
21. Delhi (Rohini) Must & More Healthcare Pvt Ltd 14
22. Delhi (Sector-18, Rohini) Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd 15
23. Delhi (Shahdara) East Delhi Medical Centre 15
24. Delhi (Shahdara) CM Patel Hospital 15
25. Delhi (Yamuna Vihar) Dr Chaudhary’s Moral Hospital Pvt Ltd 16
26. New Delhi (Dwarka) Venkateshwar Hospital 16
27. New Delhi (Tilak Nagar) Janta X-Ray Clinic Pvt Ltd 17
28. New Delhi (West Patel Nagar) Khanna Medicare Centre 17
29. Faridabad QRG Central Hospital & Research Centre Ltd 18
30. Gohana Shri Balaji Dental Clinic 19
31. Greater Noida Sharma Medicare Pvt Ltd 20
32. Gurdaspur Dr KD’s Eye Hospital 21
33. Gurgaon Sudharshan Poly Dental Centre 22
34. Gurgaon Santhosh Clinic-The Dental Studio 22
35. Haldwani Brijlal Hospital & Research Centre 23
36. Hisar Aadhar Health Institute 24
37. Hisar Geetanjali Hospital 25
38. Hisar Sukhda Multispeciality Hospital 26
39. Hisar Medicity Multispeciality Hospital & Neuro Centre 27
40. Hubli HCG NMR Cancer centre 28
41. Hyderabad Anu’s Dental Care 29
42. Hyderabad St. Theresa’s Hospital 29
43. Jalandhar Kataria Eye Hospital & ENT Hospital PVt Ltd 30
44. Jalandhar Akal Eye Hospital & Lasik Laser Centre 30
45. Jalandhar India Kidney Hospital & Dialysis Centre 30
46. Jhunjhunu CKRD Memorial Hospital & Research Institute 31
47. Kaithal Shah Hospital 32
48. Kaithal Cygnus Super Speciality Hospital 32
49. Kanpur Globus Hospital 33
50. Kanpur Shri Jayram Hospital & Trauma Centre 33
51. Karnal Sanjeev Bansal Cygnus Hospital 34
52. Karnal Balaji Hospital 34
53. Karur Velan Eye Hospital 35
54. Khurza Kailash Hospital 36
55. Ludhiana Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Advanced Eye Care Centre 37
56. Ludhiana Mind Plys Healthcare Pvt Ltd 37
57. Manipal KMC Hospital 38
58. Manipal Kasturba Hospital 39
59. Mansa Raikhy Nursing Home and Surgical Centre 40
60. Moga Rajeev Hospital 41
61. Mysore Narayana Hrudayala Surgical Hospital Pvt Ltd 42
62. Mysore Nethradham Super Speciality Eye Hospital 43
63. Nagpur Akshar Eye Institute and dental Clinic 44
64. Nagpur Kolarkar Dental Clinic 44
65. Ongole Sanghamitra Hospital Pvt Ltd 45
66. Pathanamthitta St. Thomas Hospital 46
67. Pathankot SKR Hospitals & Trauma Centre Pvt Ltd 47
68. Patiala Sodhi Eye Hospital 48
69. Pune Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital 49
70. Pune Dr Prasanna’s Dental Clinic & Implant Centre 50
71. Sambalpur Sanjivani Family Hospital 51
72. Sangrur Sibla Health Care Pvt Ltd 52
73. Shimoga Sahyadri Narayana Multispeciality 53
74. Sikar Eye Care Hospital 54
75. Siliguri Centre for Eye Sight 55
76. Solan Apex Diagnostics 56
77. Sonepat Tulip Multispeciality Hospital Pvt Ltd 57
78. Sonepat Rama Multi Speciality Hospital 57
79. Surat Eye Q Vision Pvt Ltd 58
80. Taran Tarn Anand Heart & Multispeciality Hospital 59
81. Thalassery Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital 60
82. Tirupati Meghana Multispeciality Dental Hospital 61
83. Tirupur Revathi Medical Centre Tirupur India Pvt Ltd 62
84. Trivandrum Amardeep Eye Care 63
85. Vadodara Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospital 64

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.Empanelment of CGHS empanelled hospitals is subject to the hospital providing proof of its being a CGHS empanelled facility as on the date of signing MoA with ECHS.

5.CGHS empanelled medical facilities will be empanelled with ECHS for the period for which the facilities hod valid MoA with CGHS. The MoA will be extendable once CGHS renew the MoA with the medical facilities.

6.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.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 34(05)/2010/Fin/Pen/Vol.IV dated 26-12-2017.

sd/-
(AR Kam)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Authority: www.desw.gov.in

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Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not members of ECHS

PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)

Circular No. 586

Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Dated: 25th September, 2017

To,

The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai 400051

All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
Managers, All CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair

Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not members of ECHS.

Reference: 1). This office Circular No. 544 dated 04.06.2015, Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998

2). GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August 2017.

Copy of GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August, 2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. In terms of Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th August’ 2017, the fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from Rs.500/- pm to Rs. 1000/- pm with effect from 01.07.2017. Ex-Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, Pre-01.04.2003 retirees have the option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical Allowance as per the extant rates.

3.The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as brought out in this Office Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.

No. Grants/Tech /0164/III

Dated: 25th September, 2017

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
Asst. Controller (P)

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Endorsing of Aadhaar Number on Referrals

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

Tele : 25684645
Telefax: 011-25684946
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

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

 

B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS

Dated:03.10.2017

M/s UTI-ITSL
UTI Bhawan, Plot No.3,Sector 11
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra – 400614

 

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

 

1.Further to our letter No.B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS dated 20 Sep 2017.

 

2.Based On number of representations received from various Regional Centres, the following modifications in the referral generation process will be carried out:

(a) Under exceptional situations if the OIC Polyclinic is convinced that even in the absence of Aadhaar Card, a referral is required to be issued, the OIC Polyclinic will endorse his remarks justifying the issue of referral without Aadhaar Card and referral may be generated.

(b) However, it shall be the responsibility of the OIC Polyclinic to ensure that Aadhaar numbers is entered in that claim ID within next 30 days of issue of such referrals and in no circumstances next referrals and in no circumstances next referral to such individuals will be issued without Aadhaar details.

(c) UTI-ITSL to ensure that a trail of such referrals is maintained and a check box is created which can be selected by the OIC Polyclinic for issue of referrals even in the absence of Aadhaar details. UTI-ITSL to guidelines enumerated above for OIC Polyclinic and Systematically ensure that Aadhaar details are captured as per above mentioned instructions.

3. In addition, UTI-ITSL to create following exceptions in the referral generation module:-

(a) Nepal Domicile Gorkhas (NDG) are exempted from submitting Aadhaar details.

(b) Polyclinics under RC Guwahati and Polyclinics under RC Jammu (in the state of J&K) are also exempted from submitting Aadhaar details till further orders.

4.These guidelines be implemented with immediate effect.

 

5.This has the approval of MD, ECHS.

(BR Salgotra)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for Dir (Stats & Automation)

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ECHS: IMPLEMENTATION INSTRS: PROCEDURE FOR AUTHORISED LOCAL CHEMIST

ECHS: IMPLEMENTATION INSTRS: PROCEDURE FOR AUTHORISED LOCAL CHEMIST

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110010

B/49762/AG/ECHS/Medicine Policy

27 Aug 17

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (VB)/DPS
HQ Southern Command (AIECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (AIECHS)
HQ Western Command (AIECHS)
HQ Central Command (AIECHS)
HQ Northem Command (AIECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (AIECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
All Regional Centres

IMPLEMENTATION INSTRS: PROCEDURE FOR AUTHORISED LOCAL CHEMIST

1. Refer:-

(a) GOI/MOD letter No 220(01)/2016/ WEID(Res-l) dated 22 Aug 17 (copy att as Encl 1).
(b) GOI letter No 24(3)lO3/US(WE)ID(Res)(i) dated 08 Sep 03 amended vide 25(01)/2014/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 04 Aug 14.

 

2. In all stations with ECHS polyclinics local medical stores/ chemists will be empanelled for supply of Not Available, emergent, life saving and essential drugs on as required basis. The empanelment of local medical stores/chemists will be done by a Board of Officers constituted by the Station Commander which will comprise the following

Chairman – SO ECHS/Col Rank officer detailed by Station Commander.
– Lt Col (Non Medical) detailed by Station Commander
– Jt Dir Hospital Services of Regional Centre concerned/ Medical Officer detailed by Station Commander
– Rep of LAO/ CDA

 

3. Actions by the Board.

(a) The Board of Officers will invite Tenders through advertisement in the local press and e-procurement portal from local medical stores/chemists for empanelment with ECHS Polyclinic. The tender enquiry will be based on same format as CGHS tender for Authorised Local Chemist with conditions suitably modified to suit local military requirements (CGHS tender format att as Encl 2).
(b) The Board will check the Technical parameters as per Tender Enquiry and will consider the price bids of only the technically qualified vendors. The Board will arrive at L 1 Vendor based on maximum overall amount of discount on MRP for all the drugs to be supplied with a minimum OR of 15%. Bids offering less than 15% overall Discount will be rejected. The tenderers will quote an overall discount figure irrespective of the quantity or number of individual drugs.
(c) The Board will consider parallel rate contract with L2 and L3 vendors and include their names in recommendation if those vendors agree to the L1 rates in writing.
(d) The Board of Officers will submit a recommended list of local medical stores/chemists to the Station Commander for approval.

4 Actions by Station Cdrs

(a) Constitute a Board of Officers for empanelment of local medical stores/chemists including CGHS authorised chemists. Due care is to be exercised in choice of Medical officer to avoid any conflict of interest. MOs/Spl posted to Ml-l of SEMO concerned to be avoided and MOI RMO of non medical units may preferably be detailed as JDl-lS of RC may be occupied in similar bds for other stns under AOR.
(b) Approval of recommended list of local medical stores/chemists submitted by the Board of Officers.
(c) All CGHS Authorised Chemists in the same city will be considered as deemed empanelled i.e need not participate in TE if the rates planned to be quoted are same as given for CGHS. They will give their contract discount documents for CGHS to the board, but will sign the contract with Stn Cdr provided the discount offered by them to CGHS is not less than that offered by L1 vendor of the TE. They have option to participate in the empanelment process and offer fresh quotes discounts at the TE Stage.
(d) The Contract will be signed with the approved local medical stores/chemists by Stn HQrs for a period of two years. The terms and conditions of Contract will be based on CGl-lS formats.
(e) The Officer in charge Polyclinic will after due verification authenticate the receipt of drugs/consumables and forward the consolidated bills by the 5th of the following month to the Stn HQrs.
(f) Stn Cdr will process the same for releasing payment with sanction of appropriate CFA.
(g) Payment: The payments on account of procurement of drugs and consumables from empanelled local chemists will be made from the cash assignments placed at the disposal of Station Commanders under Major Head 2076 Minor Head 107 Head 363/01. The payments will be effected by cheque/ electronic payment.
(h) Delegated financial powers as per Para 1 of Appendix to GOI letter No 24(3)IO3IlJS(WE)/D(Res)(i) dated 08 Sep 03 amended vide 25(01)12014/US(WE)ID(Res) dated 04 Aug 14 will be exercised by CFA. The delegated powers are enumerated in table below:

CFA (Station Commander) Financial Limit (without consultation) Fin Limits with IFA consultation
Lt Col/ Col Upto 1,00,000 -
Brig Upto 2,00,000 -
Maj Gen(Sub Area Commander/ COS Area HQ) Upto 3,00,000 -
Dy MD ECHS - Upto 5,00,000
MD ECHS - Upto 10,00,000
JS ESW - Upto 25,00,000
Secy ESW - Upto 25,00,000

(j) The monetary ceilings for expenditure irrespective of their Military or Non Military status are as follows:-

Type A & B Polyclinic : Rs 2.5 Lakh per month
Type C Polyclinic : Rs 1.5 Lakh per month
Type D Polyclinic : Rs 01 Lakh per month

Prior approval of MD ECHS will be required for any expenditure above this limit.
(k) The expenditure on account of local purchase of drugs and consumables from empanelled local medical stores/chemists will be monitored separately under the relevant revenue head.
(l) The records of polyclinic will be checked by a Boards of Officers detailed by the Station Commander.

5. Actions by Polyclinic : When an emergent/life saving/essentlal drug prescribed by the Medical Officer in the ECHS Polyclinic is not available as confirmed from the stock by the medical store of polyclinic and requirement of the same is essential for a patient, following procedure will be followed:-

(a) The Officer in charge Polyclinic will raise a demand to the empanelled local medical store/chemist. The demand will be supported by prescription(s) signed by the Medical Officer managing the case.
(b) On receipt of the demand the empanelled local medical store/chemist will supply the required drug to the Polyclinic within 24 hrs.
(c) The Bills for the drugs supplied will be forwarded by the empanelled local medical store/chemists monthly to the Officer in charge Polyclinic along with a copy of the demand raised by the Polyclinic.
(d) The Officer in charge Polyclinic will, after due verification, authenticate the receipt of drugs/consumables and forward the consolidated bills by the 5th of the following month to the Stn HQs.
(e) The Officer in charge Polyclinic will also certify on the consolidated bill that drugs demanded are emergent/life saving/essential drugs and are Not Available in the polyclinic medical stores neither a substitute! equivalent drug was available.
(f) Stn Cdr will process the same for releasing payment with sanction of appropriate CFA.
(g) The list of drugs and consumables indented from local chemists alongwith quantity indented
will be included in the next Emergent/ Normal polyclinic indent to SEMO.
(h) Monthly list of such drugs will be forwarded to SEMO for initiating procurement action by SEMO while forwarding the next demand.
(j) The Polyclinics will maintain a separate account for all purchases of this nature. All daily transactions will be maintained and particulars of patients who are issued the essential medicines will be recorded. The records will be checked by a Boards of Officers detailed by the Station Commander, and will be audited by Local Audit Officer (LAO) every quarter.

6. Funds required will be placed at the disposal of Station Commanders by Central Organisation ECHS. Due control shall be exercised by MOs/ Spll OiC Polyclinics and Stn Cdrs to ensure that the monthly limit is available to maximum patients and is not exhausted in procuring medicines for a few patients. Existing provisions for reimbursement of costlier medicines for the diseases specified in Para 6 of GOl/MOD letter No 24(8)IO3IUS(WE)ID(Res) dt 19 Dec 03 for a period of 23/30 days may also be explored to benefit maximum number of veterans.

 

7. Special Instructions to MOs/Spls of Polyclinics and Empanelled Hospitals.

(a) The demand for NA medicines will be supported by prescription signed by the Medical Officer! Spl of ECHS polyclinic managing the case. In all such cases. the Medical Officer / Spl will ensure that there ar e no other substitutes available in the Polyclinic medical store in lieu of the drug required. Branded drug will be prescribed with due medical justification only. Demands will not be signed by Para Medical/Dental Staff under only circumstances.
(b) As specified in MCI Ethics Rules, pharmacy of a polyclinic is not an open pharmacy but is meant as self dispensing of medicines prescribed by Medical Officers/ Doctors of polyclinic only. All other prescriptions issued by other consultants shall be rewritten by polyclinic doctor keeping in mind availability. patient’s condition and other drugs prescribed.
(c) Prescription of branded medicine by empanelled hospitals will have to be justified by treating Doctor and should be avoided as per National Policy. The AFV should also not insist on particular brand name of medicine if an equivalent is available in Polyclinic or supplied by Empanelled Local Chemists.

(IVS Gahlot)
Md
Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

Source: ECHS

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ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis

ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis

22D(19)/2017/WE/D(Res)
Govt of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 16th August, 2017

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

ORDER

Sir,

I am directed to convey the sanction of the Competent authority to the following amendments in Para 2 of GoI letter No. 22d(50)/2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 27th Nov 2015 as amended vide Ministry of Defence letter No. 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/d(Res) dated 06.04.2016 regarding contractual remuneration of employees engaged on contract basis in ECHS.

2. Sl. No. 1 to 4 of para 2 to read as follows:-

3. The revised order will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

4. The issue with the concurrence Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 33(05)/2009/Fin/Pen. Dated 09.08.2017.

Yours Faithfully,
sd/-
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism : Grievance Redressal Mechanism. Beneficiaries have following options available for seeking redress to their grievances:-

(a) Online.

(i) CPGRAMS. Centralized Public Grievance Redress & Monitoring System run by Deptt of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Govt of India can be accessed on web site http://pgportal.gov. in/.

Grievance related to ECHS are automatically routed to DoESW/Central Org ECHS.

(ii) Army Veterans Grievance Handling Portal. This portal is launched by Army Veteran Cell for redressing grievances of our esteem veterans. The web ID of this portal is indianarmyveterans.gov.in.

(b) E-Mail. E-Mail to the Director (Complaint & Litigation) on his e-mail ID dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(c) Normal Post. Forward grievances at following address :- Director (Complaint & Litigation) Central Organisation ECHS Adjutant General’s Branch Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) Maude Lines, Near Blood Bank, Sadar Bazar, Delhi Cantt – 10

Email – dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(d) Helpline. Helpline No 1800-114-115 is operationalised from 0900hr to 1700hr (Monday to Friday).

(e) Telephone numbers and e-mail IDs of important functionaries are at Appendix.

(f) Self Attestation. ECHS self attested proforma for dependent Son / Daughter above 18 years of age has been circulated to all Command Headquarters and all Regional Centres vide Central Org ECHS letter No.B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dated 10 Feb 2017, as additional check for authentication of rightful dependent beneficiary.

Note : Beneficiaries are requested to:-

(i) First approach concerned OIC Polyclinic/Stn HQs/Regional Centre for grievances if any and for resolving the issues expeditiously.
(ii) Lodge their grievances on-line as per Para 3 (a) for resolving them on fast track basis as also monitoring progress on their grievances.

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ECHS 2017 – Empanelment of Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres and Nursing Homes

ECHS 2017 – Empanelment of Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres and Nursing Homes

ECHS 2017 – Latest List of 189 Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes for Different Specialities

EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES

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

06 June 2017

B/49771/AG/ECHS/Emp

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
Air HO (VB)/DPS
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centre ECHS

EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES

1.Refer Govt Of India. Min of Def letter NO 22B (03)2017-WE/D(Res-I)dated 02 Jun 2017 (Copy enclosed and softcopy is also uploaded in ECHS website on www.echs.gov.in).

2.Regional Centres will initiate action to complete the formalities required for empanelling hospitals approved for empanelment vide letter under reference. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Will be signed with each of the Hospital by the Director, Regional Centre ECHS concemed. The MOA will be made on Rs 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) non judicial stamp paper and will be valid for two years from the date of signing of the agreement. The payment for the stamp paper will be made by the empanelled facility. The following documents will be attached to MOA as Annexures:-

(a) Health facilities for which recognised. (Copy of Annexure of Govt letter pertaining to hosp).

(b) Negotiated Rates (only one rate per code No. as a pplicable to the medical facility will be mentioned and negotiated rated would be lower than CGHS rates).

3. Rates applicable will be as per prevalent CGHS rates/negotiated/existing hospitals rates whichever is lower (to be indicated by asterix

Disposal of Application Forms and MOA

4. Application forms in respect of the Hospitals approved for empanelment by DoESW of MOD will be retumed by the Central Organisation, ECHS to the Regional Centres concerned from where they originated.

5.The application forms will be stored in safe custody Of Regional Centres_ The application form will NOT be destroyed for two years after termination Of the period of validity of the MOA.

6. The original and duplicate copies of MOA will be retained by the Regional Centres and the empanelled facility respectively. Additional photocopies Of MOA alongwith Annexures including rates will be forwarded/distributed as under:-

(a) Central Organisation ECHS.

(b) Concerned Area ! Sub Area f Independent Sub Area.

(c) Concerned SEMOs.

(d) Concerned Polyclinics.

(e) Concerned CDAs.

Referrals

7.Formal referrals to empanelled facilities as per laid down procedures can commence after signing of the MoA.

(IVS Gahlot)
Col
Dir(Med)
for MD ECHS

Authority: http://echs.gov.in/

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EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS/ NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES FOR ECHS

ECHS 2017 – Latest List of 189 Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes for Different Specialties
EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS/ NURSING HOMES AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES FOR ECHS

No.228(03)/2017-WE/D(Res-1)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Dept of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

 

New Delhi the 2nd June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

The Managing Director
Central Organisation, ECHS
Maude Line, Delhi Cantt

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 and 22B(02)/2013/US(WE)D(Res) dated 18 Oct 2013, it has now been decided by the 10th Screening Committee for empanelment of Medical facilities with ECHS in its meeting held on 10 Mar 2017 under the chairmanship of MD ECHS to empanel 189 Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes and Diagnostic Laboratories for different specialities and procedures as per the list attached in the Annexure:-

2. All the terms and conditions including fixation of rates payable to empanelled hospitals will be regulated under Govt of lndia, Ministry of Defence letter No.228(O4)/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, SEMDs, CDA/PCDA and Central Organisation ECHS.

4. Empanelment of CGHS empanelled hospitals is subject to the hospital providing proof of its being a CG HS empanelled facility as on the date of signing MoA with ECHS.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 34(05)/2010 dated 2.6.2017.

sd/-
(AK Khan)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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