Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued the following Office Memorandum for streamlining the Empanelment of Private Hospitals under CGHS in which it has prescribed the application form and procedures to be followed. The full text of the said office memorandum is reproduced below.
No. S.11011/23/2009-CGHS-D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the November 14 2011
Subject : Continuous empanelment hospitals and Diagnostic Centres under ÇGHS IN MUMBAI, TRIVANDRAM, GUWAHATI, DEHRADUN AND SHILLONG
With a view to ensuring comprehensive health care to CGHS beneficiaries, CGHS has been, apart from the Government Hospitals. empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres by floating tenders periodically. The latest tender process in this context commenced in the second half of 2009 and through this process package rates for different treatment procedures and investigations have been notified in 2010. As a part of this process, certain hospitals and diagnostic centres which have accepted these rates and also signed MOAs with CGHS have also been notified in some of the CGHS cities.
2. However, it has been noticed that the number of hospitals and diagnostic centres notified in certain cities through the current tender process is not adequate to provide a satisfactory level of healthcare to CGHS beneficiaries in all areas in these cities. Also, there has been no or little response in certain other cities, with the result a situation has arisen where CGHS is not in a position to provide to its beneficiaries the requisite healthcare due to lack of adequate number of hospitals and diagnostic centres.
3. Accordingly it has become necessary to re-introduce ‘Continuous Empanelment Scheme’, under which more hospitals and diagnostic centres could be empanelled to take care of inadequacy in the current tender process. In this background, has been decided to invite hospitals and diagnostic centres to come forward and apply for empanelment under CGHS if they are willing fulfill the same terms and conditions and accept the rates notified by CGHS in the latest tender process.
4 The continuous empanelment scheme would be in force initially for a period of six weeks. i.e., upto 26th December 2011.
5. The application form for the continuous empanelment scheme can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp
Under Secretary to Government of India