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PCR test for COVID-19 – CGHS Important Clarification

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Z 15025/1212020/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 10th June, 2020.


Sub: Clarification regarding rt PCR Test for COVID 19


In view of the current Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19) Pandemic , all out efforts are made by the Government to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level.

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2. In this regard CGHS beneficiaries are advised to download `Aarogya Setu’ App on their mobile Phones and self-assess themselves by uploading their health status on the mobile application. If the CGHS beneficiary is unwell or shows any symptoms of COVID-19 – i.e., Fever, Cough or, Breathlessness, etc., – he/she may contact any Government Hospital/Centre / Medical Officer of CGHS/ Private empanelled hospital and if advised rt PCR test for COVIDI9 as per the prevalent ICMR protocols, the same may be undertaken from any Government /approved Centre empanelled under CGHS.

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3. CGHS empanelled centres shall perform the test on Cashless basis in respect of pensioners, etc., and submit the bills to CGHS through UTI-ITSL. The reimbursement for the cost of expenditure on the test at approved rate shall be reimbursed by concerned Ministry / Department / Organization in respect of serving employees and beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain )
Director, CGHS

Signed Copy

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