Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath
Circle, Delhi Cantt-110010
07 Aug 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, even No dt 24 Apr 2020 and 01 Jun 2020.
2. A onetime sanction for purchase of medicines and claim reimbursement was issued till 31 Jul 2020. In view of increasing cases of COVID-19 and further extension of lockdown beyond 31 Jul 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 30 Sep 2020 based on the prescription held (prescribed by doctor of Polyclinic/ Service hospital/ Empanelled hospital/ Sehat OPD) 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 HQ vide letter No B/49761/AG/ECHS/Medicine Policy dt 18 May 2020 and even No 21 Jul
4. This will be applicable beyond 31 Jul 2020 till 30 Sep 2020.
(Anupam, N Adhaulia)
for MD ECHS