Treatment from CGHS empanelled hospitals
The private hospitals under CGHS are primarily empanelled for providing inpatient medical treatment to a CGHS beneficiary. However, CGHS allows follow-up treatment from these hospitals in Post-Operative cases in six major categories namely, Cardio-Vascular Disease, Renal Disease, Neurological Disease, Joint Replacement, Accident cases and Cancer Disease. Accordingly, the medicines prescribed by the treating specialists of the private empanelled hospital are issued directly from the dispensary. In other post operative cases, medicines are issued upto one month to a patient as per the advice on discharge.
In addition, there is also a provision for issue of Chemotherapy drugs to patients undergoing treatment at empanelled hospitals. The above system is working properly.
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad has given the above information in Lok Sabha on 15.3.2013.