TS EHS & Journalists Health Scheme OP Guidelines, Out-patient Treatment Guidelines

TS EHS & Journalists Health Scheme OP Guidelines, TS Employees Health Scheme(EHS) and Journalists Health Scheme new Guidelines for Providing Cashless, qualitative treatment, Employees Health Scheme & Journalists Health Scheme Out-patient Treatment Guidelines for Providing Cashless and qualitative treatment to the State Government Employees, Pensioners, Working & Retired Journalists, and their dependent family members

G.O.Ms.No. 98 Dated: 07 06-2017:: GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA:: HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (A1) DEPARTMENT:: Health, Medical, and Family Welfare – Employees Health Scheme & Journalists Health Scheme – Providing Cashless and qualitative treatment to the State Government Employees, Pensioners, Working & Retired Journalists and their dependent family members – Guidelines for Out-patient Treatment – Orders – Issued.

Read the following:
1. AP Integrated Medical Attendance Rules, 1972 amended from time to time upto G.O.Ms.No.74, HM&FW(K1) Dept,
dt.15-03- 2005 amended in G.O.Ms.No.105, HM&FW(K1) Dept.
dt. 09-04-2007.
2. G.O.Ms.No.184, HM&FW(M2) Dept., Dated: 14-08-2012.
3. G.O.Ms.No.186, HM&FW(M2) Dept., Dated: 14-08-2012.
4. G.O.Ms.No. 174, HM & FW (M2) Department, dt.01.11.2013.
5. G.O.Ms.No. 175. HM & FW (M2) Department, dt: 01-11-2013.
6. G.O.Ms.No. 176, HM & FW (M2) Department, dt: 01-11-2013.
7. G.O.Ms.No. 32, HM & FW (A2) Department, dt: 03-11-2014.
8. G.O.Ms.No.33, HM & FW (A2) Department, dt 13.11.2014.
9. G.O.Ms.No.36 HM & FW (A2) Department, dated 27.11.2014.
10. G.O.Ms.No.40, HM&FW (A2) Department, dated:1-12-2014.
11. G.O.Ms.No.26, HM&FW (A2) Department, dated: 30-3-2015
12. G.O.Ms.No.55, HM&FW (A2) Department, dated: 27-6-2015
13. G.O.Ms.No.64, HM&FW (A2) Department, dated: 27-7-2015.
14. G.O.Rt.No.666, LET&F (IMS) Dept., Dated: 24-09-2016.
15. Govt.Lr.No.9851/A1/2016, Dt: 27-09-2016 of HM&FW(A1)Dept.
16. Minutes of the Committee held on 22-10-2016.
17. Minutes of the Meeting held on 04-11-2016 conducted by the Hon’ble Minister for HM&FW.
18. Lr.No.AHCT/EHS/Accts/102/2016 dt. 22-02-2017 from the Chief Executive Officer(FAC), EHS & JHS, AHCT, Hyderabad
19. G.O.Ms.No.97, HM&FW (A1) Dept., Dt: 07-06-2017

TS EHS & Journalists Health Scheme OP Guidelines:

ORDER:
The Chief Executive Officer(FAC), EHS & JHS, AHCT, Telangana, Hyderabad has submitted that in the reference 2nd read above, Government have approved the Employees Health Care Fund Scheme (EHF) to provide cashless treatment to all the State Government employees including the State Government pensioners,

along with their dependent family members through a network of empanelled hospitals of Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, in lieu of the medical reimbursement system under ‘The Telangana State Integrated Medical Attendance Rules, 1972 (TSIMA Rules, 1972). Simultaneously, in reference 3rd read above, operational guidelines for implementation of the Scheme were issued delineating the role of Government functionary as well as the individual beneficiary.

Further in reference 4th read above, the Government has revised the EHF scheme and issued orders notifying the “ Employees Health Scheme” (EHS) and its implementation with immediate effect. In the reference 5th read above, operational guidelines for issue of Health Cards have been issued and vide reference 6th read above, Government has fixed final
therapy prices.

2. In reference 7th read above, certain modifications have been made to the “EHS” by the Government of Telangana State and directed to implement the Scheme w.e.f. 01.11.2014. TS EHS & Journalists Health Scheme OP Guidelines.

The Employees Health Scheme is formulated to provide cashless treatment to the employees and pensioners of the State Government and their dependent family members which will ipso facto replace the existing medical reimbursement system under APIMA Rules, 1972, with additional benefits such as post-operative care and treatment of chronic diseases which do not require hospitalization and treatment in empanelled hospitals.

3. Further in reference 13th read above, the Government has decided to provide comprehensive health coverage to the working and retired Journalists in Telangana State similar to the Employees Health Scheme while issuing guidelines for implementation of ‘Working and retired Journalists Scheme’ by Aarogysri Health Care Trust.

4. The government has appointed Chief Executive Officer in reference 14th read above, and reference 15th read above, to execute, supervise and implement the EHS & JHS Schemes while separating the scheme from Aarogyasri Scheme. In Aarogyasri Health Care Trust two schemes will be implemented simultaneously with two Chief Executive Officers, executing their specific schemes;

1) Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Scheme
2) Chief Executive Officer, Employees/Journalists Health Scheme.

5. The AHCT Executive Board has reviewed the implementation of the Employees Health Scheme and Journalist Health Scheme on 22-10-2016 and felt that a Committee shall be formed to review on the packages (Medical, Surgical) and providing outpatient treatment. Accordingly, the AHCT Board have constituted the Committee with the following members.

1) Vice-Chancellor & Supdt. MGM General Hospital, Warangal.
2) Director, NIMS, Hyderabad
3) Director of Medical Education, Hyderabad
4) Chief Executive Officer, EHS & JHS, Hyderabad
5) Executive Officer (P&C) AHCT, Hyderabad.

6. The Committee has conducted series of meetings with various associations of Telangana State such as Gazetted Officers, TNGOs, Class-IV, Teachers, Journalists, etc to know the issues regarding providing in-patient services to EHS & JHS beneficiaries. Subsequently, the Committee has also conducted series of meetings with all the Specialist Doctors, various Hospital Associations and Telangana Super Speciality Hospital Associations and came to a conclusion regarding providing OP treatment, revision of surgical package prices and unbundling of medical management procedures on the lines of CGHS. The main recommendations of the committee as follows;

1) Providing out-patient treatment through Wellness Centres (in the super cession of the G.O. Ms.No.36 Dt. 27-11-2014)
2) Grade the hospitals taking into consideration the infrastructure, facilities available, specialists available, etc.
3) Increase of 20% on existing surgical and medical package prices for non-NABH and other-NABH hospitals.
4) Revised surgical packages, Day Care Procedures, Dialysis, medical emergencies, Organ Transplantation, Robotic Surgery, Bone Marrow and unbundling of medical management in
respect of NABH Super Specialty Hospitals.

7. In a meeting held on 04-11-2016 by Hon’ble Minister for Health, Medical and Family Welfare and Chief Secretary to Government, it has been decided to provide O.P. treatment through Wellness Centres and also considered the long pending demands of NABH accredited Super Specialty Hospitals for revised surgical package prices and unbundling of medical management procedures as recommended by the Committee.

8. After careful examination, Government hereby issues the following orders for providing Out-patient (OP) treatment to the employees, pensioners and their dependents in supersession of orders issued in the references 8th and 9th read above.

9. Out-Patient Treatment:

a) Out-patient treatment will be provided through Wellness Centres on common ailments and various specialties and also Indian medicine.
b) Basic lab investigations will be done in the Wellness Centres and high-end investigation will be referred to.

c) All the medicines / drugs, Surgical items, consumables, Supporting accessories will be provided as per prescriptions.
d) Investigations which are not covered in the above categories will be referred to tie-up Diagnostic Centres (NABL) on cashless referral mechanism.

10. The Chief Executive Officer, EHS & JHS is authorized and delegated powers

a) To establish (14) Fourteen Wellness Centres for providing OP treatment, six (6) Wellness Centres in the Twin Cities i.e. Hyderabad and Secunderabad and eight (8) Wellness Centres in the erstwhile district headquarters of Telangana State for providing OP treatment. If accommodation not sufficient / not available in Government Hospitals, it is permitted to establish a Wellness Centre in Rental Buildings.

b) To engage required Staff on outsourcing basis with necessary skills and experience (Doctors/Specialty Doctors/Para Medical Staff / Data Entry Operators/House Keeping/Security, etc) to run Wellness Centres as per the strength shown in Annexure-I for each Wellness Centre.

c) To procure required lab equipment i.e. reagent based equipment or investigation based equipment or rental based equipment/furniture
/ other material as per contract rates of TSMSIDC/NIMS/ESIC or any other institutional procedure or any other prescribed procuring methods mentioned under Financial Rules, as shown in Annexure-II
for each Wellness Centre.

d) To procure Medicines/drugs, surgical items, consumables, kits, reagents, supporting accessories, etc. as per rate contract of TSMSIDC/CGHS/ESI/NIMS, or local impaneled chemists or by following other procuring methods mentioned under Financial Rules.

e) To enter into an agreement with private lab service providers on CGHS / NIMS/ESIC model for the investigation services not provided at Wellness Centres.
f) To establish additional Wellness Centres with required staff as per the demand/requirement and load of the EHS & JHS patients with the approval of the competent authority.
g) All Wellness Centres shall be established in a similar pattern in respect of Specialties / Staff / Equipment, etc.

11. The budget provision for Rs. 34.02 Crores for Establishment of Wellness Centres, Rs. 91.00 Crores for Medicines/Drugs, Rs. 45.20 Crores for Outpatient investigations shall be made exclusively for Wellness Centres.

12. These orders will come into force with effect from 17.12.2016.

13. This order issued with the concurrence of the Finance (EBS.V) Department vides their U.O. Note No. 6246/215/A2/EBS.V/2017, Dt: 06/06/2017. (G.O.Ms.No.98 HM & FW (A1) Dept., Dt: 07-06-2017)

STAFF TO BE POSITIONED IN EACH WELLNESS CENTRE

 S.No.    Medical Officers MBBS &SPl.No. Of   Persons
1MBBS3
2Specialists (Ortho/Cardiologist/Any other specialty)    3
3Ophthalmologist1
4General Medicine1
5Gynecologist1
6General Practitioner1
7Dental Doctors4
8Pediatrician1
9Radiologist1
10Physiotherapist2
11Bio Chemist2
12Micro Biologist2
13Lab USG(Ultra Sound)1
14Pharmacist3
15Lab Technician4
16Radiographer1
17GNM (Nurse)3
18Computer Data Entry4
19Dental Assistant2
20Ward Boy / Office Assistant3
21Electrician1
22Sr Executive HR1
 Total45

EQUIPMENT TO BE PROVIDED IN EACH WELLNESS CENTRE

S.No.EquipmentQuantity
 Equipment for Lab Tests 
1Semi-Auto Analyzer  CHEM-71
2Cell Counter 3 Part1
3ESR Analyzer1
4Urine Analyzer1
5Fully Automated Bio-Chemistry Analyzer with accessories, CPU, Monitor, Printer1
6Electrolytes (Cornley AcculyTc-3P)1
7Centrifuge1
8Microscope1
9Haemo Mixer  (SR-20A)1
10HBA1 C machine1
11Electrolyte Analyzer1
12Mini Vidas – Immune Chemistry analyses1
13Water Bath1
 DENTAL 
14Autoclave front loading1
15x-ray Machine1
16x-ray developing unit1
17Dental Chairs2
18Scaler unit1
19Compressor1
20Light cure unit1
 Physiotherapy 
21Quads table1
22Overhead table1
23Shoulder wheel1
24Physioball1
25Handspring1
26Soft handballs3
27Sandbags3
28Thera bands6
 Electro Therapy Equipment 
29IFT1
30Tens1
31Ultrasound1
32Electrical stimulator1
33Wax both1
34Traction Table1
 X-ray Equipment 
35CR-System (AGFA) with computer, Table and other accessories1
 ECG Equipment 
36ECG machine with accessories1

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