Not to charge PPE Kit from non-covid patient – ECHS order to all empanelled Hospitals
Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ministry of, Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg Near Gopinath
Circle, Dethi Cantt-110010
28 Dec 2020
All Regional Centres
RATES FOR TREATMENT AT PRIVATE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (HCOs) EMPANELLED UNDER ECHS IN VIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
1. Please refer the following:
(a) CO ECHS letter No B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy dt 29 Jul 2020.
(b) CO ECHS letter No B/49770/AG/ECHS/Treatment dt 11 Nov 2020.
2. The rates of PPE kit to be levied by the empanelled hospitals for covid or suspect covid cases have been laid down as per the above letters. In the case of non-covid patients, no additional PPE is authorised.
3. It has been observed with concern from the feedback received from the envt that Empanelled Hospitals are charging from Non Covid cases of ECHS beneficiaries for Patient Safety kits / PPE kits, which is against the prevalent orders. It is once again reiterated that no cash Charges will be levied upon the ECHS beneficiaries by empanelled Hospitals.
4. You are requested to direct all empanelled hospitals not to charge PPE Kit from non-covid patient.
(Anupam N Adhaulia)
for MD ECHS