What are the guidelines on issue of medicines from CGHS ?
The medicines are to be issued as per the CGHS formulary only. The
formulary is available on CGHS Website and Web Portal
In case the prescribed medicines are not available in CGHS formulary,
but are essential for the treatment of the patient, they can be
issued/indented by the doctors of the CGHS Wellness Centre on the
basis of a valid prescription of the authorized specialist subject to the
condition that such medicines are neither dietary supplements/food
items nor banned drugs.
In case of anti-cancer drugs and other life-saving drugs that are not
approved by the DCGI for use in India, each case should be
considered by the Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of
Special DG (DGHS).
Medicines should be issued upto 3 months in case of beneficiaries
undergoing treatment for chronic illnesses.
For bedridden or seriously ill CGHS beneficiaries medicines may be
issued to a representative with an identity card/authorization letter.
In case a medicine with a different brand name/generic medicine
(Than the brand advised) has been issued, medical officers shall
explain/educate the same to the CGHS beneficiary to avoid any
confusion about the consumption of medicines.