CGHS: Clarification of the guidelines issued regarding simplification of referral system
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 18 July, 2018.
Sub: Clarification of the guidelines issued regarding simplification of referral system under CGHS
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the guidelines issued vide Office Memoranda Z15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS dt. 09/11/2017 and Z15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS dt. 15/01/2018 and to state that complaints have been received that some of the Hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS are insisting on a permission letter. It is therefore, once again reiterated that once a specific listed treatment procedure / investigation has been advised by Govt. Specialist /CGHS Medical Officer , no other permission letter is required and the hospitals and diagnostic centres shall not insist on permission letter.
Such treatments / investigations shall be provided on cashless basis in respect of pensioners, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters , Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and other categories of CGHS beneficiaries , who are presently eligible for credit facility and the empanelled Hospitals and diagnostic centres shall not ask for any permission letter separately.
[Dr Atul Prakash]
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