It has now been decided that the CGHS beneficiaries will be eligible for follow-up treatment relating to Neuro Surgery, Cardiac Surgery (including Coronary Angioplasty & implants), Cancer Surgery/Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy, Kidney transplantation, Hip/Knee
replacement Surgery and Accident cases in the same Institutions/Hospitals where the treatment was earlier carried out with prior permission of competent authority. The follow-up treatment will however, be subject to the following conditions :
- The reimbursement of expenditure for Consultation/Treatment
including hospitalization if required/Investigations will be
limited to rates as fixed under Central Government Health Scheme.
- The beneficiary should collect all the OPD medicines
prescribed in connection with the treatment from the dispensary
concerned in normal timing. In emergency these could be procured
- In case there is no approved CGHS rates for any procedure, or test,
reimbursement will be made as per All India Institute of Medical
Sciences rates, if any, or actual whichever is less or as per actual in
case there is no AIIMS rates also.
- Reimbursement in respect of Central Government Employees and other
working employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies which were covered
under CGHS will be made by respective departments from Service Head;
from Rajya Sabha/Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in case of
Member of Parliament and EX-Member of Parliament. In respect of Central
Government Pensioners, Freedom fighters etc. covered under Central
Government Health Scheme, the reimbursement will be made by respective
Additional/Joint/Deputy Director of CGHS of concerned City from CGHS
- Permission for follow-up treatment may be granted by the Head of the
Department in case of Central Government Employees, working employees
and pensioners of Autonomous Bodies admitted under the scheme and by
Rajya Sabha Secretariat/Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in case
of Members of Parliament and Ex-MPs and by CMO Incharge of concerned
CGHS Dispensary in case of Pensioners, Freedom Fighters etc. for 3-6
months at a time, which may be extended if required on the bases of
- In case of other conditions 9other than those mentioned earlier)
where prior permission for treatment in a private hospital recognized
under CGHS is granted, regular follow-up treatment is to be obtained
from CGHS Dispensary/CGHS/Govt. specialist only. However the OPD
medicines prescribed on discharge summary may be issued by concerned
CGHS dispensary up to a maximum period of one month.
- Permission for follow-up treatment in case of accidents, where
patients were admitted under emergency without prior permission in
recognized hospitals under CGHS may be considered by Head of CGHS
Organization of city concerned subject to Ex-post facto sanction for
initial treatment based on discharge summary and possession of a valid
CGHS card. In such cases Medical reimbursement claim may be accompanied
by a copy of the Permission letter.
- In exceptional cases where permission for treatment of the above
mentioned conditions in a private un-recognized hospital was granted by
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, permission for follow-up
treatment may be considered by Head of CGHS organization of concerned
city on a case to case basis and HOD in respective cities.
- This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division vide Dy. No.
2266/JS (FA) dated 4/4/2001.