Text of MH & FW, O.M. No. S-11018/6/95- CGHS(P), dated 24.7.1995

Cost of Medicines purchases by CGHS Beneficiaries for OPD Treatment are not reimbursable

A reference is invited to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s O.M. No. S-11012/1/91- CGHS(P), Vol.I, dated 18.3.1992, wherein it has been mentioned that OPD treatment is not reimbursable under CGHS. Despite the instructions, this Ministry has been receiving number of requests for reimbursement of cost of medicines purchases by CGHS beneficiaries for OPD treatment. In order to avoid unnecessary reference to this Ministry it has been decided to reiterate that OPD medicines purchases by CGHS beneficiaries are not reimbursable and they should be got issued by the beneficiaries from the concerned CGHS dispensary. This may be brought to the notice of all Govt. Servants.

The above orders are also applicable to pensioner beneficiaries.

A reference is invited to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s O.M. No. S-11012/1/91- CGHS(P), Vol.I, dated 18.3.1992, wherein it has been mentioned that OPD treatment is not reimbursable under CGHS. Despite the instructions, this Ministry has been receiving number of requests for reimbursement of cost of medicines purchases by CGHS beneficiaries for OPD treatment. In order to avoid unnecessary reference to this Ministry it has been decided to reiterate that OPD medicines purchases by CGHS beneficiaries are not reimbursable and they should be got issued by the beneficiaries from the concerned CGHS dispensary. This may be brought to the notice of all Govt. Servants.

The above orders are also applicable to pensioner beneficiaries.