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Non issuance of medicines by CGHS dispensaries

Written By GOVIND PATEL on Friday, February 14, 2014 | 2/14/2014 12:17:00 PM

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO-286
ANSWERED ON-11.02.2014
Non issuance of medicines by CGHS dispensaries
286 . SHRI BHARATSINH PRABHATSINH PARMAR
*286. SHRI BHARATSINH PRABHATSINH PARMAR:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that CGHS beneficiaries, who visit the OPDs of CGHS empanelled hospitals on their own are not issued medicines by CGHS dispensaries on the prescription of doctors of these hospitals;
(b) if so, what are the norms in this regard; and
(c) whether Government will direct the CMOs of CGHS dispensaries to issue medicines to the beneficiaries, particularly senior citizens who are unable to stand in long queues of Government hospitals?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

(a)to(c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 286 FOR 11TH FEBRUARY, 2014



Private Hospitals are empanelled under CGHS for indoor treatment. Medicines are issued at Wellness Centres on the basis of prescriptions issued by CGHS and other Government Medical Officers only.
In case of Cardiac Surgery, Cancer Treatment, Knee/Hip Joint Replacement, Renal Transplantation, Neuro surgery, where initial treatment was undertaken with prior permission, there is provision for obtaining post operative follow-up treatment in OPD with permission in hospitals empanelled under CGHS and in such cases OPD medicines advised are issued through CGHS Wellness Centres.
In respect of other post operative cases, where permission was granted, there is provision for issue of OPD medicines on the prescriptions of empanelled hospital for upto one month.

There is no proposal to allow direct OPD consultation in CGHS empanelled hospitals for CGHS beneficiaries other than in the conditions under which follow up treatment is permitted.
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