Diabetes Treatment under CGHS

Diabetes Treatment under CGHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5679
TO BE ANSWERED ON 7th APRIL, 2017

DIABETES TREATMENT UNDER CGHS

5679. SHRI RAJESH KUMAR DIWAKER:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is possible to include all Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) hospitals to start diabetic patient treatment at CGHS rate, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the diabetic treatment comes under Endocrinologist specialist doctor and treatment by such specialist doctors does not comes under CGHS; and

(c) whether the CGHS panel hospital is not given specialist doctor and so they charge fees at least Rs. 1000-1500 per patient who are suffering from diabetes and if so, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a): No, private hospitals are empanelled for specific treatment procedures only which are mainly surgical.

(b): No, diabetic treatment can be prescribed by a Medical Specialist or a General Physician.

(c): Permission can be granted to CGHS beneficiary to obtain consultation for diabetic treatment from CGHS empanelled hospitals in satellite towns of NCR only at CGHS rates if this facility is available there.

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