Increase in medicine issue in non-parent ECHS polyclinic – 15 days medicines at a time to the ECHS beneficiaries
Central Organisation, ECHS
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Adjutant General’s Branch
28 Mar 2023
IHQ of MoD (Navy)/Dir ECHS (N)
Air HQ (VB)/DPS .
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command (A/ECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
All. Regional Centres
INCREASE IN MEDICINE ISSUE IN NON-PARENT PC
1. Pl refer to para 20 (b) ii of the SOP for Treatment Management in ECHS.
2. As per policy quoted at Para 1 above on the subject, medicines can be issued only for seven days at a time from non-parent Polyclinic. However, if medicine is available and issue does not affect patients dependent on Polyclinic, medicines can be issued upto 30 days at the discretion of OIC PC. Medicines from ALC is not issued to non-parent Polyclinic beneficiaries.
3. Recently software changes made to the pharmacy module do not allow more than seven days medicine to be issued to the beneficiaries of non-parent polyclinics. Thus the discretion to the OIC Polyclinic as given in the SOP is not available. Owing to this restriction, number of beneficiaries are facing administrative inconvenience.
4, In order to facilitate the ECHS beneficiaries visiting non parent polyclinics, it has been decided to allow issue of 15 days medicines at a time to the ECHS beneficiaries. If the medicine is not available with the non-parent polyclinic the medicines can be procured from ALC and issued. If the medicines are not supplied by the ALC, NA can be given for the quantity prescribed.
5. This has the approval of MD ECHS.
for MD ECHS