Relaxation of Rules for Treatment of ECHS Beneficiaries in Kerala and Kodagu District of Karnataka in view of recent Floods
Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence
Department Of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi,the 14th September,2018
The chief of Army Staff
The chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
subject: Relaxation of Rules for Treatment of ECHS Beneficiaries in Kerala and Kodagu District of Karnataka in view of recent Floods
In view of the grim situation prevailing in kerala and Kodagu District of Karnataka due to recent floods and the hardship faced by ECHS beneficiaries there, I am directed to convey the sanction of Government for relaxing the relevant rules and allowing all ECHS beneficiaries located in kerala and Kodagu District of Karnataka to
(a) Avail Treatment in any empanelled hospital without referral for both IPD & OPD treatmeny.
(b) Avail treatment at any non empanelled hospital even in non-emergency condition on reimbursement basis
2. a maximum of 14 days medicines is allowed to be dispensed at a time by both empanelled/non empanelled hospital irrespective of the emergency / IPD & OPD treatment.
3. The rates applicable for treatment and reimbursement shall be as per ECHS/CGHS rates.
4. This general relaxation shall continue till further orders. On normalization of the situation, this general relaxation shall be withdrawn.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their U.O.No.32(27)/2018/FIN/PEN dated 12.09.2018.
(A R Karn)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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