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Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals

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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.

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(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,
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(A.K. Karn)
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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

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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.

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(AK Khan)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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ECHS Order: Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

ECHS Order: Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

Empanelled Hospital Claims- Ophthalmic procedures

Central Organisation,ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry Of Defence(army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110010

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

18th May 2017

UTI-ITSL
15533/1, Above Farico Show Room
1st Floor, Old Madras Road
Halasuru, Bangalore,
Karnataka – 560008

EMPANELLED HOSPITAL CLAIMS : OPHTHALMIC PROCEDURES

1. It has been noted with concern while scrutinizing claims of an Eye Centre that ECHS had been billed more than the hospital rates. It was also observed that for ocular investigations the hospital was billing ECHS at twice the CGHS rates (stating that the CGHS rates are for one eye). It has been clarified the CGHS rates for Ophthalmology investigations are for both eyes unless specified”.

2. As per provisions of MoA and para 4(b)(x) of Gol MoD letter NO.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19 Dec 2003, the hospital cannot bill ECHS more than the hospital rates. It should be ensured by Regional Centre’s that the rate list of the hospital is taken whenever MoA is being renewed. The rate list attached with MoA should not have a rate more than CGHS rate/Hospital rate. wherever the hospital rate is below CGHS rate it should be reflected with an asterisk (*) on the rate list attached with MoA.

3. BPA to check the claims of such hospital (including settled claims) which have not been processed correctly and the excess amount paid post implementation of CGHS 2014 rates if any would be recoered from the pending claims of the hospitals.

4. The RCs are directed to ensure no additional charges/extra charges than CGHS/ECHS or actuals whichever is less to be paid to the hospital. It is also requested RCs to accordingly review the pending claims (i.e not settled claims) of the hospitals not restricted to ophthalmic claims and those with observations be returned to BPA for correct processing.

5. Please ask.

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

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REVISION OF ECHS RATES FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES AND IMAGING CENTRES, MUMBAI

CGHS package rates of Delhi shall be treated as ECHS package rates in Mumbai
Revision of ECHS Rates for Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging centres, Mumbai

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

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

05 April 2017

IHQ Of MoD (Navy) Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (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)

REVISION OF ECHS RATES FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES AND IMAGING CENTRES, MUMBAI

1. Refer GOI MoD ID No 22A (48)/2007/US/WE/D (Res) dt 19 Aug 2010.

2. CGHS rates were revised for all cities except Mumbai in 2014.

3. CGHS has vide its OM S-11011/222017/CGHS-HEC dt 03 Apr 2017 revised the rate of Mumbai from 2010 to Delhi 2014 rates as an interim measure.

4. Regional Centre ECHS Mumbai would disseminate the new rates to empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, SEMO’s Stn HQr’s & ECHS polyclinics.

5. The provedures and CGHS package rates of Delhi shall hereafter be treated as ECHS package rates for hospitals, diagnostic laboratories & imaging centres under Regional centre ECHS Mumbai and the rates would be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

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

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Revision of ECHS Rates for Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging centres, Mumbai

Revision of ECHS Rates for Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and imaging centres, Mumbai

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

B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy

05 April 2017

IHQ Of MoD (Navy) Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (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)

REVISION OF ECHS RATES FOR EMPANELLED HOSPITALS, DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES AND IMAGING CENTRES, MUMBAI

1. Refer GOI MoD ID No 22A ($*)/2007/US/WE/D (Res) dt 19 Aug 2010.

2. CGHS rates were revised for all cities except Mumbai in 2014.

3. CGHS has vide its OM S-11011/222017/CGHS-HEC dt 03 Apr 2017 revised the rate of Mumbai from 2010 to Delhi 2014 rates as an interim measure.

4. Regional Centre ECHS Mumbai would disseminate the new rates to empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, SEMO’s Stn HQr’s & ECHS polyclinics.

5. The provedures and CGHS package rates of Delhi shall hereafter be treated as ECHS package rates for hospitals, diagnostic laboratories & imaging centres under Regional centre ECHS Mumbai and the rates would be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

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

Government of India
Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

No.S-11011/22/2017/CGHs-HEC

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 3rd April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of CGHS package rates for empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS, Mumbai

with reference to the above mentioned subject attention is drawn to the Office Memoranda Nos.S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D-II/Hospital Cell dt. 15.11.2010 and S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D-II/Hospital Cell (Part-I) dt. 11.04.2011 vide which CGHS package rates have been prescribed for empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS, Mumbai and to state that it has now been decided by competent authority to revise the CGHS package for empanelled HCOs under CGHS, Mumbai as per 2014 CGHS rates of Delhi as an interim measure, till further orders.

A list of the procedures and package rates of CGHS Delhi, which shall hereafter be treated as CGHS package rates for hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres empanelled under CGHS, Mumbai is enclosed.

Encl. As above

(Dr.D.c.Joshi)
Director, CGHS

Signed Copy

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Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services in the recent past citing reasons of delayed payments, excessive deductions and low CGHS rates. 384 empanelled facilities have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement with ECHS till date. 69 empanelled facilities have rejoined after establishment of online billing system by ECHS.

Actions like issuance of show cause notice, issuance of ‘stop referral’ pending investigations have been carried out against such defaulting hospitals. The hospitals have refunded the amount in most of the cases. Details of action taken against the hospitals are as under:

(i) Disempanelled - 01
(ii) Stop Referral - 25
(iii) Panel Deductions - 02
(iv) Warnings - 04

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeshbhai Chudasama in Lok Sabha today.

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Last Date Extended to 31.3.2017 for Submission of Digital Life Certificate

Last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra extended upto 31st March 2017

EPF & MP Act, 1952 made applicable to all staff employed in ECHS on contractual basis

A single page composite claim form in death cases replaces Form 20, form 5-IF and Form 10-D

Noticing that many pensioners are yet to submit Aadhaar authenticated Jeevan Pramaan as life certificate for continuation of drawal of pension, the EPFO has further extended the last date of submission of Digital Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra upto 31st March 2017. Earlier the last date was 28th February 2017.

Members and pensioners of the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 are required to furnish Aadhaar number by 31st March 2017. In case a member has not been allotted Aadhaar Number, a copy of Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip is required to be attached for settlement of claim under EPS, 1995, namely for pension processing and monthly pension payments. Aadhaar number however is not required in case a member of pension scheme having less than 10 years of service chooses to withdraw by making an application in Form 10-C.

An Employee Enrolment Campaign-2017, started by EPFO on January 1st 2017 to cover left out workers, continues upto 31st March 2017. Under the scheme:

  • The employee’s share of contributions if not deducted by the employer is waived.
  •  Nominal damages to be paid by the employer, in respect of the employees for whom declaration has been made under this campaign, is at the rate of Rupee One per annum.
  • Administrative charges have been waived.

Even though the EPF & MP Act, 1952 does not differentiate between casual, contractual and regular employees, it was noted that a large number of contractual employees hired by principal employer including those by the government departments, PSU and autonomous Organizations have remained out of coverage under EPFO. It is the duty of the principal employer to ensure compliance of their outsourced / regular / contract / casual / daily wager to the schemes under EPF Act.
To ensure coverage of workers, principal employers have been advised to ensure that their contractors are registered with EPFO before award of any contract or making any payments. EPFO provides relevant information in this regard to principal employers online.

A health care scheme called ECHS was formulated by Ministry of Defence for its ex-servicemen. The contractual workers of ECHS till now were deprived of the social security benefits under EPFO. The ECHS now has been brought under the ambit of the EPF Act. Ministry of Defence has issued necessary directions to the ECHS for enrolling their contractual staff. Similarly, all eligible workers engaged by contractors working with Military Engineering Services (MES) and Indian Railways have also being requested to ensure coverage of contractual employees under EPFO.

Towards continuous strive to bring increased conveniences and efficiency, a single page Composite Claim Form (Aadhar) replaces Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C (UAN) & 31(UAN) for subscribers seeding their Aadhar number with UAN. This can be submitted without the attestation of employers. For subscribers who are yet to seed Aadhaar and Bank details with their UAN, a new Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhar) replaces the existing Forms No. 19, 10C & 31.

In addition, a Composite Claim Form in death cases replaces the existing Forms No, 20, 5-IF and 10-D. The claimants can apply for claim of Provident Fund, Insurance Fund and monthly pension through this single page composite claim form in case of death of a member.

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Complaints Against Company Supplying ECHS Smart Cards

Complaints Against Company Supplying ECHS Smart Cards

A complaint against Score Information Technology Limited (SITL), nominated for supplying smart card / software, was received from the Director (Operations & Coordination) of Central Organisation Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) in September 2011 regarding an attempt to bribe him for obtaining a favourable feedback on the performance of the Company.

A show Cause Notice was issued to the Company in October 2011. This issue was examined and was brought to the notice of Adjutant General and Vice Chief of Army Staff by the Managing Director, ECHS. The Contract of SITL has been terminated on 31st May 2015 and it is no longer associated with ECHS. An enquiry was conducted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also regarding various complaints, including regarding cost of card of ECHS. As per the CBI report, no irregularity could be attributed to the ECHS officials. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiViplove Thakurin Rajya Sabha today.

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Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 56
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

MD. BADARIDDOZA KHAN
Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of aims and objectives of the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS);

(b) whether ECHS has fulfilled its mandated aims and objectives;

(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(d) whether shortcomings / deficiencies in the implementation of ECHS have come to the notice of the Government; and

(e) if so, he details thereof and the corrective measures taken by the Government thereon?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) The aim and objective of the scheme is to provide quality healthcare to the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioner and their dependents.

(b) & (c): Yes, Madam. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) was launched on 1st April 2003. Its growth has been phenomenal. It had a beneficiary base of only about 3.5 lakh in 2003 and its beneficiary base has expanded to approximately 50 lakh. Having started with 13 Regional Centres and 227 Polyclinics, the Scheme expanded in October 2010 with 15 more Regional Centres and 199 Polyclinics, taking the total to 28 Regional Centres and 426 Polyclinics. Presently all Regional Centres and 421 Polyclinics are operational across the country. Further, ECHS has a large number of empanelled medical facilities.

(d) The shortcomings / deficiencies in the functioning of the empanelled hospitals, supply of medicines, budgetary and manpower matters, have come to the notice of the Government.

(e) Corrective steps taken / being taken to overcome the shortcomings / deficiencies include outsourcing of pharmacy, authorization of local chemists, enhancement of financial power of Officer in-charge of ECHS polyclinic to obviate the shortage of medicines, processing of medical bills of all 28 Regional Centres on-line as per rules, appropriate use of ECHS funds by the service hospitals, adherence to the terms and conditions of Memorandum of Agreement by the empanelled hospitals, recruitment of the manpower in ECHS polyclinics, de-duplication of ECHS smart cards etc.

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VEcare : Army helpline for Veterans

VEcare : Army helpline for Veterans

Headquarters Eastern Command launched a 24×7 veteran helpline ‘VEcare 1904’ at Fort William today, which was inaugurated by Gen Shankar Roy Chowdhury (Retired), former Chief of the Army Staff, amidst a large number of serving and retired soldiers. Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, GOC-in-C Eastern Command, said the facility was in continuation of the Chief of the Army Staff’s focus on ‘Welfare of Ex-servicemen and Veer Naris’. Post launch of Directorate of Indian Army Veterans in January this year at New Delhi, the VEcare service is a new initiative for veterans and serving personnel of all three services. It would be particularly of immense help to individuals in distress and requiring immediate medical help. The facility will soon be extended to other stations of Eastern Command.

VEcare service can be availed from landline or mobile by simply dialing 1904. To a registered mobile user, it will provide automated voice guidance for medical emergency assistance including immediate dispatch of an ambulance, queries related to medical facilities and appointments at ECHS/ Command Hospital, CSD related value addition services and facilitate connectivity to Army telephone numbers. The Army Commander further stated that, an endeavour was underway to populate the data of all the veterans whereafter the software driven initiative would be fully exploited. The helpline facility is being seen as a major initiative towards veterans’ welfare.

Col Rohan Anand, SM
PRO (Army)

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ECHS Empanelled Hospitals to face action for demanding advance or refusing to provide Service

Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc. 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Scheme over the timeECHS empanelled Hospitals will be dis-empanelled if demand for advance payments or refusing services quoting low CGHS rates of treatment etc – Show cause notice given to such empanelled hospitals.

Minister of State for Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Regive Chondrosternal in Rajya Sabha that 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc.

 

Withdrawal by Empanelled Hospitals from ECHS 

Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc. 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Scheme over the time.

The Government has received complaints from Ex-Servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments. Action, such as show cause notice to the concerned hospitals to explain reasons for asking advance payment, direction to refund the advance payment, stoppage of referral to the defaulter hospitals and warning to desist from such action else face dis-empanelment is taken by the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Regive Chondrosternal in Rajya Sabha today.

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