Where CGHS Beneficiaries to go for COVID 19 rt PCR test

Where CGHS Beneficiaries to go for COVID 19 rt PCR test
Where CGHS Beneficiaries to go for COVID 19 rt PCR test

CGHS beneficiaries are having doubts about where to go for COVID 19 rt PCR test and when it will be tested ?

CGHS has clarified that if the CGHS beneficiary is unwell or shows any symptoms of COVID-19 – i.e., Fever, Cough or , Breathlessness , etc may contact any Government Hospital/Centre / Medical Officer of CGHS/ Private empanelled hospital and if advised rt PCR test for COVID-19 as per the prevalent ICMR protocols , the same may be undertaken from any Government /approved Centre empanelled under CGHS.

The Order is reproduced below

Z 15025/12/2020/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 10 th June 2020.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding rt PCR Test for COVID19

In this regard CGHS beneficiaries are advised to download Aarogya Setu’ App on their mobile Phones and self-assess themselves by uploading their health status on the mobile application.

If the CGHS beneficiary is unwell or shows any symptoms of COVID-19 – i.e., Fever, Cough or , Breathlessness , etc., – he/she may contact any Government Hospital/Centre / Medical Officer of CGHS/ Private empanelled hospital and if advised rt PCR test for COVID-19 as per the prevalent ICMR protocols , the same may be undertaken from any Government /approved Centre empanelled under CGHS.

See the CGHS Rate for rt PCR test for COVID-19

CGHS empanelled centres shall perform the rt PCR test for COVID-19 on Cashless basis

CGHS empanelled centres shall perform the test on Cashless basis in respect of pensioners, etc., and submit the bills to CGHS through UTI-ITSL. The reimbursement for the cost of expenditure on the test at approved rate shall be reimbursed by concerned Ministry / Department / Organization in respect of serving employees and beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain )
Director, CGHS

View the Official order

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