WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2013
CGHS Clarification regarding tests investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres
S-11045/40 /2012/CGHS/ITEC/CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health &, Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd February, 2013
Subject: Regarding tests investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 [click here] on the above subject wherein it has been provided under Para 3 that the serving government employees / CGHS beneficiaries shall submit medical prescription in original while claiming reimbursement of expenses incurred on diagnostic tests and investigations, from their office. Keeping in view the inconvenience and difficulties faced by the serving employees / CGHS beneficiaries in submission of prescription in original, it has been decided to relax the above condition and to allow a self attested photocopy of the medical prescription to claim reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on getting diagnostic tests / investigations carried out from a CGHS empanelled hospital / diagnostic laboratory / imaging centre on a valid prescription issued by a CGHS Medical Officer / Govt. Specialist, without a permission letter issued from the Department concerned.