CGHS approved private hospitals – Procedures for investigation at private hospitals
CGHS approved private hospitals – Investigation at private hospitals without referral letters from Department / CMO – Procedures
Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently issued Office Memorandum S-11045/40 /2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P) dated 01.01.2013, for dispensing with the regulations for getting prior permission from CGHS authorities in addition to prescription from CGHS medical officers for taking treatment at CGHS approved private hospitals. As per this OM dated 01.01.2013, a Central Government Employee / pensioner or his / her dependents can under go investigation and medical treatment at CGHS approved hospitals once such specialized treatment was required as per the prescription of CGHS medical officers without any additional permission of CGHS authorities.
Now Department of Health and Family welfare has come up another office memorandum dated 15.01.2013 for announcing the procedures for getting the diagnostic tests investigations carried out at the CGHS empanelled private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres on a valid prescription issued by a CCIFIS Medical Officer / Government Specialist, without a referral / permission letter from the Department concerned or CMO-in-charge of CGHS Wellness Centre.
The full text of this Office Memorandum dated 15.01.2013 is as follows