Delhi extends term of empanelled pvt hospitals till June 30

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Delhi government has extended till June 30 the terms of the empanelled private hospitals and centres for providing medical facilities.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued an order on the same, an official told IANS on Sunday.
“The DGHS has empanelled private hospitals and centres for providing the medical facilities to beneficiaries of Delhi Government Employee Health Scheme. The present term of empanelment of already empanelled private hospitals and centres which were valid up to March 31 has been extended further up to June 30,” the official said quoting the order.
A countrywide lockdown has been imposed till April 14 due to coronavirus.
The step, the official said, was to ensure that the patients do not face any issue amid the lockdown.
Also, last week, the DGHS asked all its hospitals to issue medicines for chronic diseases to Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme (DGEHS) beneficiaries for three months.
In the order issued on April 1, the DGHS says that since lockdown is imposed and people are advised to stay indoors, “the routine procedure where the beneficiary visits the empanelled hospitals for continuation of prescription for chronic diseases is not practicable”.
It directed the hospitals to not insist on fresh prescription from specialists and may consider continuation of medicines prescribed by specialists on the last visit, by another three months, if the patient is stabilized on the same medicine and there are no fresh complaints.
–IANS
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