Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath
Circle, Delhi Gantt-110010
01 Jun 2020
(All Regional Centres)
REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICINES : SPECIAL SANCTION IN VIEW OF COVID-19
1. Further to this HQ letter No B/49761/AG/ECHS dated 23 Mar 2020 and even No dt 24 Apr 2020.
2. A onetime sanction for purchase of medicines and claim reimbursement was issued till 31 May 2020. In view of increasing cases of COVID-19 and further extension of lockdown beyond 31 May 2020 in containment zones, to promote social distancing and avoiding unnecessary exposure to ECHS beneficiaries as well as minimizing footfall at ECHS Polyclinics, the ECHS beneficiaries having life style/ chronic ailments/ diseases on long treatment may purchase medicines lasting till 31 Jul 2020 based on the prescription held (prescribed by doctor of Polyclinic/ Service hospital/ Empanelled hospital) irrespective of NA or otherwise. It is also clarified that the ECHS Polyclinics are functional and ECHS beneficiaries also have the option to collect medicines through ECHS Polyclinics as per normal practice, instead of purchasing from market, after taking prior appointment from respective OIC Polyclinic.
3. One time sanction is hereby accorded to reimburse the above expenditure under individual reimbursement of medical claims. The reimbursement will be done as per guidelines issued by this HO vide letter No B/49761/AG/ECHS/Medicine Policy dt 18 May 2020
4. This will be applicable with immediate effect till 31 Jul 2020
(Anupam N Adhaulia)
for MD ECHS