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IMPLEMENTATION INSTR: ISSUE OF MEDICAL EQPT PRESCRIBED FOR ECHS MEMBERS

IMPLEMENTATION INSTR: ISSUE OF MEDICAL EQPT PRESCRIBED FOR ECHS
MEMBERS

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Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
 Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110 010
19 Jan 2015

B/49761/AG/ECHS/Policy

IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (VB)/DPS
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (A/ECHS)

IMPLEMENTATION INSTR: ISSUE OF MEDICAL EQPT PRESCRIBED FOR ECHS
MEMBERS
1.      Ref

(a) GOI/MoD letter No 24(8)/ 03/ US(WE)/ D(Res) dated 19 Dec 03.
(b) Cent Org ECHS Letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS dated 05 Apr 04.
(c) CGHS OM No S11011/4/ 2014-CGHS(P) dated 05 Mar 14.

2.      The issue of medical equipment prescribed for ECHS members is governed by GOI/MoD letter under reference 1(a). The procedure for issue has been implemented vide Central Org ECHS letter under reference 1(b). MH& FW OM No 24-2/ 96/R&H/ CGHS/ Part-I/ CGHS(P) dt 26 Jun 01 governs the type of equipment to be issued and its ceiling rates. This OM has been updated by CGHS OM under reference 1(c). However, this OM has authorized additional types of equipment without formulating the prescription criteria for the same.
The matter has been considered by this Central Org in consultation with O/o DGAFMS and Consultant, Respiratory Medicine, AH R&R and this implementation letter is being issued suitably modified to cater for the needs and procedures of ECHS and its members.

3.      The following guidelines have been framed for issue of Oxygen Concentrator/BIPAP/CPAP etc. to ECHS beneficiaries:

(a) The items will be procured by Polyclinic and issued to beneficiary as per procedure and conditions outlined in Central Org letter under reference 1(b)

(b) Statement of case should be accompanied with the relevant Proforma for the machine, duly filled up by the treating physician (specimen copy of Proforma attached). The treating physician should carefully read the laid down guidelines before filling up the respective columns of the Proforma Actual value of the parameters mentioned in Proforma should invariably be entered and complete basic investigation reports must be attached.

(c) The maximum ceiling limit for procurement will be as following:

(i)                 Oxygen Concentrator                 Rs. 60,000/-
(ii)               CPAP                                              Rs. 50,000/-
(iii)             Bi-level CPAP                                Rs. 80,000/-
       (iv)        Bi-level Ventilatory system        Rs. 1,20,000/-

(d) The above ceiling limits include cost of maintenance with spare parts for a period of five years. Humidifiers, if prescribed should be an integral part of the PAP system rather than being supplied separately.

4.      Reimbursement is NOT permitted as of date. Instr for reimbursement are being issued separately. This office letter No B/ 49761/AG/ ECHS/ Policy dated 27 Jan14 maybe treated as cancelled.

5.      These instructions and rates shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter. This letter is issued with approval of competent authority empowered vide GOI/Mod letter No.22(1)/ 01/ US(WE)/ D(Res) dated 30 Dec 02 amended vide GOI/Mod letter No.22(1)/ 01/ US(WE)/ D(Res) dated 29May 03.


Enel: 1. Proforma for prescription          
2.  Notes to Prescribers   Dir (Med)

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