CGHS OM: Special Sanction in view of COVID-19 – Reimbursement of OPD Medicines reg.

CGHS OM: Special Sanction in view of COVID-19 – Reimbursement of OPD Medicines reg.

Z 15025/12/2020/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 27th March, 2020.


Sub: Reimbursement of OPD Medicines: Special Sanction in view of COVID-19

In view of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19), all out efforts are made by the Government to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level.

2. Guidelines for maintaining social distancing between individuals have already been issued by the Government. In the spirit of above guidelines the undersigned is directed to state that CGHS beneficiaries getting medicines for chronic diseases may purchase medicines based on the prescription held (prescribed by CGHS Medical Officers/CGHS Specialists /other Govt. Specialists/ Specialist of empanelled hospital) till 30th April 2020 irrespective of Non-Availability certificate from CGHS or otherwise . The idea behind the measures is that CGHS beneficiaries need not visit CGHS Wellness Centres to collect medicines till 30th April 2020.

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2. The medical claim shall be submitted to CGHS by pensioners, ex-MPs etc. through CGHS Wellness Centre, where the card is registered, to concerned Ministry /Department in case of serving employees, to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Lok Sabha Secretariat, as the  case may be in respect of Hon’ble Members of Parliament and to the concerned Autonomous Body in case beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

3. These orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain )
Director, CGHS


  1. All Ministries / Departments, Government of India

  2. Director, CGHS, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

  3. CGHS Desk-l/Desk-II/CGHS-I/CGHS-II, Dte.GHS, Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi

  4. Estt.I/ Estt.II/ Estt.III/ Estt.IV Sections, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  5. Estt.I/ Estt.II/ Estt.III/ Estt.IV Sections, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  6. Admn.I/ Admn.II Sections of Dte.GHS

  7. Addl. Director, CGHS(HQ) / Addl. Directors/Joint Directors of CGHS Cities

  8. Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretariat

  9. Registrar, Supreme Court of India /Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh

  10. Under Secretary, U.P.S.C.

  11. Under Secretary Finance Division

  12. Deputy Secretary (Civil Service News), Department of Personnel & Training, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

  13. PPS to Secretary (H&FVW)/ Secretary (AYUSH)/ Secretary(HR)/ Secretary(AIDS Control), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  14. PPS to AS&MD, NRHM/ AS (H) /DGHS

  15. Secretary, Staff Side, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi

  16. All Staff Side Members of National Council (JCM) (as per list attached)

  17. Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi

  18. All Offices / Sections / Desks in the Ministry

  19. UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited, UTI-ITSL Tower, Plot No3 Sector – 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614

  20. Nodal Officer, MCTC, CGHS with a request to upload a copy of OM on CGHS Web-site

  21. All Hospitals empanelled under CGHS through Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city.

  22. Office Order folder

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Source: CGHS