Now, the controlling officer concerned has been authorised to sanction medical bills up to Rs1,500, as per the Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Medical Treatment) rule 2013 issued here on Monday by the State Government for the medical treatment of the Government officers and employees.
This sanction would be given to a government servant four times in a year at three months’ interval.
According to the new rule, medical bills of Rs1,500 to 5,000 would be sanctioned by civil surgeon of the district, district ayurved officer, superintendents of medical colleges or the officer authorised by him. Similarly, medical bills amounting Rs5,000 to Rs25,000 would be sanctioned by divisional joint director health services, chief medical and health officer, subject specialist concerned, district ayurved officer and Ayush subject specialists.
Medical bills amounting more than Rs25,000 will be sanctioned on the recommendation of the three-member specialists committee formed by the directorate of health by director health services or director Ayush or director medical education.
Under the new rule, the State Government would reimburse the expenses on oxygen given to the patient, blood transfusion, purchase of blood, expenses on child birth, intensive care unit, room rent in hospitals, surgery, pathological and X-ray. Besides, the State Government would reimburse the amount spent on Calipers, artificial organ, handicapped shoes, handicapped plates, neck color, hearing equipment etc for once. The Government will also reimburse expenses on Panchakarma and Ksharasutra.
As per the new rule, for treatment in recognised private hospitals within and outside the State, competent officer of the department concerned is authorised to sanction 80 per cent medical advance of the estimated expenses on the recommendation of the district civil surgeon or district Ayurved officer. Class I & II officers will be eligible for medical advance of Rs30,000 and above and the class III and IV employees Rs15,000 and above.
On availing medical treatment on emergency situations in recognised private hospitals within and outside the State, the employee concerned should have taken ex-post facto sanction. After examination the controlling officer concerned will forward the case related to ex-post faction sanction to the director medical education or director Ayush, on which sanctioned will be accorded on the basis of merits.
For ex-post facto sanction for the medical treatment availed in non-recognised private hospitals within or outside the State, the case will be forwarded to the State Government by the director medical education or director Ayush. For the disposal of cases of ex-post facto sanction at the State Government level a committee would be formed under the principal secretary health in which director medical education, director Ayush, director health, representative from finance department and two subject specialists nominated by the state government would be the members.
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