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Mar 13, 2020
2:15PM

Govt permits elderly CGHS beneficiaries to seek consultations from specialists without any referral

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan today clarified that government has permitted elderly CGHS beneficiaries aged 75 years and above to seek consultations from Specialists without any referral and undergo treatment or investigation without endorsement. In a written reply during the Question Hour, the Minister also said that permission is required only for unlisted treatment procedure or tests in non-emergency conditions.

The Minister also said that serving employees do not have to come back to the Wellness Centre and seek permission for unlisted investigations or unlisted treatment procedures from their Department as per prevailing guidelines. It is part of checks and balances in the system. He also said that only in case of Post-operative follow-up cases, one-time referral or permission is required without extension of permission from time to time and treatment or investigations may be undertaken without any endorsement in respect of critically ill CGHS beneficiaries.

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