Covid-19 : Reimbursement of cost of ‘Pulse Oximeter’ reg.

Covid-19 : Reimbursement of cost of ‘Pulse Oximeter’ reg.

Reimbursement of cost of ‘Pulse Oximeter’ for the family of COVID-19 Positive CGHS Beneficiary under Home Care, F.No. 1-2/2020/CGHS/ADHQ/29, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Directorate General of CGHS, dated the 16th June, 2020.

F.No. 1-2/2020/CGHS/ADHQ/29
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 16th June, 2020.


Sub: Reimbursement of cost of ‘Pulse Oximeter’ for the family of COVID-19 Positive CGHS Beneficiary under Home Care.


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

2. In this regard, an Advisory on the subject Tele Home Care of COVID positive CGHS beneficiaries has been issued by this Directorate. As measuring of oxygen saturation level is one of the most important parameters for monitoring the health of COVID 19 patients, it has been decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by the beneficiaries as per the following conditions:

i) CGHS beneficiaries, who have been tested positive for COVID-19 Infection are permitted to purchase one Pulse Oximeter per family. In other words, in case there are more than one COVID positive cases in a family of CGHS beneficiary, they can claim reimbursement only for one Pulse Oximeter:

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ii) The reimbursement shall be claimed as per actual cost of Pulse Oximeter, Subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1200/-;

iii) The claim for reimbursement of cost of such Pulse Oximeter shall be submitted as per prescribed norms enclosing therewith a copy of the COVID-19 Test report, to  CGHS in case of Pensioners, ex-MPs, etc., and to Rajya Sabha Secretariat/Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in respect of Hon’ble Members of Parliament: and

iv) In the case of serving beneficiaries, such claims shall be submitted to the concerned Ministry /Department and to concerned Autonomous Body in respect of beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

3. This OM is applicable from date of Issue.

4. This issues with the concurrence of integrated Finance Division, Min. of Health & Family Welfare vide Concurrence Diary No. 572 Dated 16/06/2020.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain)
Director, CGHS


  1. All Ministries/ Departments, Government of India
  2. Director, CGHS, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  3. Estt.l/ Estt.ll/ Estt.ll/ Estt.IV Sections, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  4. Admn.I/Admn.II Sections of Dte.GHS
  5. Addl. Director, CGHS(HQ) / Addl. Directors of CGHS Cities/ Zones
  6. Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretariat
  7. Registrar, Supreme Court of India /Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh
  8. Under Secretary, U.P.S.C.
  9. Under Secretary Finance Division
  10. Deputy Secretary (Civil Service News), Department of Personnel & Training, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.
  11. PPS to Secretary (H&FW)/ PPS to OSD(RB)(HFW), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  12. PPS to AS&MD, NRHM/AS (H) /DGHS
  13. Secretary, Staff Side. 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi
  14. All Staff Side Members of National Council (JCM) (as per list attached)
  15. Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
  16. All Offices / Sections / Desks in the Ministry
  17. UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited, UTI-ITSL Tower, Plot No3 Sector -11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614
  18. Nodal Officer, MCTC, CGHS with a request to upload a copy of OM on CGHS Web-site
  19. Office Order folder
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