Finally, Ludhiana hospital gets empanelment of under CS (MA)-Rules, 1944

Dr Satish Thaman, Member, Ludhiana (West) Grievances Redressal Committee has been raising the issue at Ministries-level at the Centre

Finally, Ludhiana hospital gets empanelment of under CS (MA)-Rules, 1944
Dr Satish Thaman, Member, Ludhiana (West) Grievances Redressal Committee.

Ludhiana: Dayanand  Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on July 15, 2021 has issued a Circular stating that "Our institution has entered into an agreement with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India for treatment of Central Govt employees and members of their families under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

 

Under the agreement the treatment procedure for Central Govt employees will be as under:
1.The billing will be on cash payment basis i.e. the patient will pay the bill at the time of discharge. The cash billing department will manage these patients at DMCH, HDHI and HMCH Cancer Care Centre.
2.CGHS rates (NABH, Chandigarh) as revised from time to time and CGHS term and conditions will be applicable for these patients. However, we will be charging our hospital rates for any service/treatment where our hospital rates are lower than the CGHS rates.
3.In case there are no CGHS prescribed rates for any test/procedure, then AIIMS rates are applicable. If there are no AIIMS rates, then billing will be done on item wise basus (e.g.room rent, investigations, cost of medicine procedure charges etc) as per approved rates/actually, in case of investigation.
4.Cost of implants is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for implants.
5.In case of non emergencies, the eneficiary (Central Govt Serving Employee) will bring referral for specific treatment by Authorized Medical Attendant (AMA), valid ID card and permission letter from his / her concerned Ministry  /Department for IPD treatment.
6.In case of Pensioners/Serving CGHS beneficiaries the treatment under the MOU will be provided after authentication through verification of valid CGHS card.  
The signatories to the circular are Dr Ashwani Kumar Chaudhary (Medical Superintendent), Dr GS Wander (Chief Cardiologist & Vice Principal) and dr Sandeep Puri (Principal)."

It may be mentioned here that the copy of the circular has been made available to `City Air News’ by Dr Satish Thaman, Member, Ludhiana (West) Grievances Redressal Committee who has been raising the issue of opening of CGHS Dispensary and Hospital for Central Government employees at Ludhiana at the level of all the concerned Ministries at the Centre.  

In a communication sent today to Anant Kumar Section Officer, Prime Minister’s Office; Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, GoI; Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, GoI; Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Communication, GoI and Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communication, GoI, Dr Thaman has expressed his gratitude for taking personal efforts for opening of CGHS Dispensary and CGHS Indoor & Outdoor Hospital at Ludhiana.

Further, in his communication, Dr Thaman has stated that the employees and retirees, especially BSNL employees and retirees, were previously handicapped in getting better treatment from reputed hospitals after majority of the reputed hospitals had withdrawn empanelment with the BSNL due to unknown reasons.  He suggested that there is a dire need that now Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, may give a widespread coverage about this available facility in the larger interest of central government employees or pensioners/ BSNL employees/pensioners etc.  

Dr Thaman has also made available a copy of Office Memorandum dated April 7, 2021 from the office of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, on the subject "Empanelment of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana" under CS(MA)-Rules, 1944.  

He has conveyed personal thanks to `City Air News’ for regularly publishing the news related to the demand of opening of CGHS Dispensaries and CGHS Indoor & Outdoor Hospital in Ludhiana on his requests on different occasions in the past.