USEFUL INFORMATION TO ECHS MEMBERS
1. Ref this HQ:-
(a) Letter No B/49774/AG/ECHS/Referral dt 01 Sep 04.
(b) Letter No B/49762/AG/ECHS dt 02 Aug 06.
2. Several instances have come to notice where certain Polyclinics have either denied or are reluctant to provide treatment to outstation ECHS members. Some polyclinics have even demanded Temporary Attachment Certificate (TAC) prior to entertaining any out station patient... Some other Polyclinics have refused treatment inspite of TAC on the ground that TACs are meant only for issue of medicines.
3. It is once again reiterated that ECHS patient will be provided treatment for all diseases, including referral to empanelled hospitals at any polyclinic he reports. The purpose of TAC is to enable issue of drugs for longer duration to chronic patients. However, this does NOT debar a patient from availing of requisite treatment without a TAC.
4. When a patient seeks planned/specific treatment in a station other than the station of his Parent Polyclinic, a specific referral is to be generated by Parent Polyclinic to the other" station to enable further management. However when an ECHS beneficiary falls sick or require treatment while visiting some other station, he is fully entitled to report to the nearest Polyclinic and avail of any treatment.
5. You are requested to issue necessary instructions to all concerned, so that all patients are provided treatment while on visits to any station in the country through the nearest ECHS Polyclinic.
ECHS Central Organisation
Letter No.B/49770-P/AG/ECHS/Referral Dt.05 Apr 07.
Tel:011-25684945 Central Organisation ECHS
Comment: Since the Polyclinics are not following the
instructions, this is circulated again. Members
please make a note.