Now patients can also be referred through video call, Center has simplified the rules of CGHS

Now patients can also be referred through video call, Center has simplified the rules of CGHS

Delhi News: In an exercise to provide relief to the beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in getting treatment in hospitals, the compulsion to go to the medical officer for examination has been abolished. Now the beneficiaries will be able to get referred for treatment in the hospital even without going to the medical officer. Not only this, the facility of referral through video call will also be available. Along with providing this facility, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also decided to revise the package rates.

It is no longer necessary to go to the wellness center

By simplifying the referral process, it will be easier for the employees to get treatment. Till now the CGHS beneficiary had to go to the CGHS Wellness Center for the treatment of himself or his family. Only after this the process related to being referred to the hospital was completed. But now if the beneficiary is unable to go to the wellness center, then he can send someone to the wellness center with his documents. After checking the documents, the medical officer will refer the beneficiary to go to the hospital. The process related to referral can also be completed through video call.

Proposal for revision of package rates

Giving information in this regard in a press conference, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya said that the employees availing the CGHS facility had been demanding revision of CGHS package rates for a long time. The Union Health Ministry has proposed to revise the CGHS package rates of consultation fee, ICU fee and room rent in this regard. Let us know what will be the proposal regarding the new rates: –

, OPD consultation Rs 150 to Rs 300
, IPD consultation Rs 300 to 350
, Room Rent Rs.1000. (General), Rs.2000 (Semi Private) and Rs.3000. (Private) to Rs.1500 respectively. Rs.3000 4500 and Rs.
, ICU room rates also proposed to increase

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