CGHS Rates for COVID-19 Testing at CGHS Empanelled Hospitals fixed

Empanelment of SMT. S.M.S MULTISPECIALITY HOSPITAL under CGHS, Ahmedabad

Directorate of General of CGHS has announced the CGHS Rates CGHS Rates for COVID-19 Testing at CGHS Empanelled Hospitals as rate prescribed by Health Ministry for COVID-19 Testing

Earlier, Ministry of Health and family welfare has issued detailed advisory for allowing private labs to test COVID-19 testing and the maximum limit of Testing Charges as Rs. 4500/-

F No S-11011/20/CGHS/ADDG/2020
Govt. of India
Min. of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 21st April , 2020


Subject: Advisory to empaneled Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and COVID 19 test rates under CGHS

In view of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19), all out efforts are being made by the Government of India (GoI) to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level. 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 Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS shall treat CGHS beneficiaries at CGHS rates of conservative management for CORONA-19 and raise the bill on item wise calculation of expenditure. They shall follow the guidelines / protocols issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on the subject. These guidelines are available on the website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at http//

It is also clarified that CGHS rate for COVID-19 infection test shall be as per the rate prescribed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare which shall be treated as CGHS rate. The referral guidelines for COVID-19 test would be same as for other listed investigations.

The HCOs shall also inform the Additional Director, concerned of the provision made by the hospital for the treatment of COVID-19.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain)
Director, CGHS

Download CGHS order dated 21.04.2020