Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Dated, the 13th July 2020
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Subject: Fixation of rate for rt PCR Test for COVID-19 in respect of Central Services (Medical Attendance) beneficiaries-reg
The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided that rate for rt PCR test for COVID-19 prescribed by Indian Council of Medical research or the rate prescribed for the State by the concerned State Government or actual, whichever may be lower, snail be admissible for reimbursement for Central Services (Medical Attendance) (CS(MA)) beneficiaries. The private hospitals empanelled under CS (MA) Rules, 1944/CGHS and approved for undertaking the test shall perform the investigation after the same has been advised as per the prevalent ICMR protocols by any Specialist of Government Hospital/Centre/Private empanelled Hospital/Authorized Medical Attendant.
2. The Medical Claim for reimbursement shall be submitted by the beneficiary to the concerned Ministry / Department / Organization for further processing.
3. The above instruction shall be applicable w.e.f 21-04.2020 i.e. the date from which this facility has been extended in respect of CGHS beneficiaries.
Deputy Secretary to Govt. of India