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
7th pay commission has recommended to merge CGHS, ECHS, RELHS so that better treatment could be given to all the serving and retired employees. CGHS to be extended to more number of people and should be available in all cities and towns across the length and breadth of the country.
Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) has published the updated city wise list of empanelled hospitals. Regional Centres will initiate action to complete the formalities required for empanelling hospitals approved for empanelment vide letter under reference.
The rates for ECHS hospitals, Dental Centres and Diagnostic Centres as approved by the Empowered Committee will be as per CGHS rates and will be notified by ECHS from time to time
ECHS follows CGHS package rates as far as treatment in ECHS approved Private Hospitals is concerned. Revised Rates for treating Beneficiaries for cancer are given by ECHS now
ECHS has proposed to issue smart card for all ECHS beneficiaries and in the meantims its has decided to issue temporary slips that contains Aadhaar number, mobile number and PPO number of beneficiary
Following CGHS Order, ECHS also enhances reimbursement for purchase of hearing aids by ECHS beneficiaries
To facilitate ECHS beneficiaries Ministry of Defence allows ECHS Polyclinics to issue Medical Certificates
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) has issued a letter regarding Medical care claim for Remote/hilly areas.
Ministry of Defence has issued list of 27 hospitals for Anti Cancer treatment.
Defence Ministry has issued an addendum for taking medicines up to 7 days from the date of discharge for those who have taken treatment form the empaneled ECHS hospitals
Defence Ministry has issued an addendum for extending validity for reimbursement of medical expenses up to 23 days.
Defence Ministry has announced 101 Hospitals/Nursing homes empanelled in ECHS recommended by 5th screening committee
Defence Ministry has published the approved list of 101 empanelled hospitals/ diagnostic centres of ECHS
Revised rates in respect of certain treatments as specified in circular No.F.No.S-11011/48/2014-CGHS (HEC) dated 18.02.2015