Reimbursement of cost of Pulse Oximeter for COVID-19 Positive ECHS Beneficiary

Reimbursement of cost of Pulse Oximeter for the family of COVID-19 Positive ECHS Beneficiary under Home Care

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquaters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath
Circle, Delhi Cantt-110010

B/49770/AG/ECHS/Treatment

13 Jul 2020

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
DAV Subroto Park
All HQ Command (Med)
All HQ Command (ECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
All Regional Centres

REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF ‘PULSE OXIMETER’ FOR THE FAMILY OF COVID- 19 POSITIVE ECHS BENEFICIARY UNDER HOME CARE

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

2. As measuring of oxygen saturation level is one of the most important parameters for monitoring the health of COVID 19 patients, it has been decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by the beneficiaries as per the following conditions.

(a) ECHS beneficiaries, who have been tested positive for COVID-19 Infection are permitted to purchase one Pulse Oximeter per family. In other words, in case there are more than one COVID positive cases in a family of ECHS beneficiary, they can claim reimbursement only for one Pulse Oximeter.

(b) The reimbursement shall be claimed as per actual cost of Pulse Oximeter, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1200/- .

(c) The claim for reimbursement of cost of such Pulse Oximeter shall be submitted as per prescribed norms enclosing therewith a copy of the COVID-19 Test report, to dependent Polyclinic, which in turn will process the case for reimbursement by RC out of 365/00

3. This order is applicable from date of issue of this letter

(Anupam N Adhaulia)
Col
Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

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