Govt. of India.
Min. of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 20th March, 2020
Subject: Guidelines in view of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Infection- issue of medicines
With reference to the above subject and in continuation of the earlier OM of even Number dated 18.03.2020 it is clarified that medicines may be issued / indented for three months at a time (in Chronic diseases) through an authorized representative in the following special circumstances without requirement of the beneficiary himself/herself visiting Wellness Centre:
- Elderly beneficiaries aged 60 years and above
- Beneficiaries undergoing Immuno-suppressant treatment like organ transplant, chemotherapy , etc.,
- Un-controlled diabetes/ decompensated cardiac status
- Any other illness compelling stay at home.
The CMOs i/c and other CGHS Staff shall be sensitized to ensure strict compliance with these directions.
(Dr. Sanjay Jain)