– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday directed Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) empanelled hospitals, which are notified as COVID-Hospitals by State Governments, to provide treatment facilities to CGHS beneficiaries as per the CGHS norms, for all COVID related treatments.
Similarly, the ministry has directed that all the CGHS empanelled hospitals, which are not notified as COVID Hospitals shall not deny treatment facilities or admission to CGHS beneficiaries and shall charge as per CGHS norms, for all other treatments.
In case of violation of the guidelines, the ministry warned action against such hospitals.
There had been complains from CGHS beneficiaries regarding the difficulties in availing of treatment facilities at private hospitals / Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS.