The Central Government has extended the Special Sanction for Reimbursement of OPD Medicines in CGHS up to 31st July 2020
The extension for special sanction is being granted time to time when lock down is getting extended vide CGHS OM No Z 15025/12/2020/DIR/CGHS Dated the 27.3.2020, 29th April 2020 and 29th May 2020.
Now the Special Sanction for Reimbursement of cost of OPD Medicines is extended in view of COVID-19 till 31st July 2020.
The content of the Order is given below
“In view of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19) , all out efforts are made by the Government to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level
In this regard the undersigned is directed to draw attention is the OM of even number dated 27.3.2020 and 29.04.2020 vide which an option has been provided to CGHS beneficiaries getting medicines for Chronic diseases, to purchase medicines based on the prescription held (prescribed by CGHS Medical Officers/CGHS Specialists /other Govt. Specialists/ Specialist of empanelled hospital) till 31st May 2020, irrespective of Non-Availability certificate from CGHS or otherwise. However, several representations are received in the Ministry seeking extension of the period in view of the continued ‘Lock Down’.
The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry it is now decided that CGHS beneficiaries getting medicines for Chronic diseases shall be permitted to purchase medicines based on the prescription held (prescribed by CGHS Medical Officers/CGHS Specialists /other Govt. Specialists/ Specialist of empanelled hospital) till 31st July 2020 on the same conditions as per the earlier OM dated 27.03.2020. It is also clarified that the CGHS Wellness Centres are functional and CGHS beneficiaries also have the option to collect medicines through CGHS Wellness Centres as per normal practice, instead of purchasing from market”