EX-SERVICEMEN CONTRIBUTORY HEALTH SCHEME

1.     Introduction..    . Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) was launched on 01 Apr 2003. The Scheme aims to provide quality healthcare to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and their dependents through a network of ECHS Polyclinics, Service medical facilities and civil empanelled/Govt hospitals spread across the country. The scheme has been structured to provide cashless treatment, as far as possible, for its beneficiaries. Treatment provided under ECHS is as per the allopathic medical system and it is a Govt funded Scheme. The following categories are eligible for availing the facilities on membership:-

           (a)      Ex-Servicemen drawing pension / disability pension.
           (b)      Widows drawing family pension.
           (c)      Spouse of Pensioner.
           (d)      Unemployed sons below 25 Years.
           (e)      Unemployed and/or unmarried daughters.
           (f)       Dependent parents whose income is less than Rs 1500/- per month.
           (g)      Mentally / physically challenged children.

 

2.        Fcilities.    Medical facilities are to be provided through a network of 426 Polyclinics spread across the country. Basic outdoor services will be provided at the Polyclinics. In case further management is required, referral will be made from ECHS Polyclinics to Armed Forces Medical Service Hospitals, Empanelled Private Hospital/ Dental and Diagnostic Centers. These referrals can also made by authorised staff of the Polyclinics.

 

3.     In emergencies and life threatening conditions, when patients may not be able to follow the normal referral procedures, they are permitted to be admitted to any / nearest hospital. In case of admission to an empanelled facility, the member would be required to produce his / her ECHS card as proof of ECHS membership. In such circumstances the empanelled hospital is required to inform the Polyclinic that station, or the nearest Service Hospital/ Station Headquarters, in case the polyclinic cannot be contacted, within a period of 48 hours, regarding the particulars and the nature of admission. The OIC Polyclinic may take arrangements for verification of the facts and issues of a normal referral. Details of ECHS Polyclinic in Command AOR Are attached at Appx ‘A’.

 

4.     Guidelines For Domiciliary Rehabilitation Medicine Intervention For Reimbursement To ECHS Beneficiaries

 

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(a)   Guidelines.  Domiciliary care is medically justified in the practice of rehabilitation    medicine which involves the care of the patient with chronic disease or temporary or permanent disability or function or limitation due to lack of health or disease. It is justified to provide holistic domiciliary rehabilitation medicine service instead of placement home based physiotherapy only.

 

 

        (b)     Condition requiring domiciliary intervention are:-

                 (i)    Orthopedic Disorders.
                 (ii)    Post Stroke.
                 (iii)   Traumatic Brain injury.
                 (iv)   Gullian – Barre Syndrome.
                 (v)    Spinal Cord injury with Significant disability / Deformity.
                 (vi)    Motor Neuron Disease.
                 (vii)   Locomotor disability
                 (viii)   Neurological disorder.

 

        (c)     Prescription for Home based rehabilitation Program.

                  (i)    Electrotherapy.
                  (ii)   Active exercise therapy.
                  (iii)   Activity of Daily Life Training.
                  (iv)   Speech Therapy.
                  (v)   Gait Training
                  (vi)   Passive Exercise.

 

5.     Latest Developments.

 

 

(a) Standardization of med treatment by adhering to bench mark of national Accreditation Board for Hospital (NABH).

(b) Upgradation of ECHS Smart card From 16 KB to 32 KB incl history of treatment.

(c) Empanelled Hospital to issue 07 days medicine after treatment.

(d) Medicines for 60/90 days can be issued on a case to case basis after endorsement of the treating doctor.

 

 

6.    ESM Help Line  There are 21 ESM help line centers in the Comd AOR, which help veterans to clarify details of ECHS and other aspect related to the ESM.

 

STN ESM HELPLINE

 

UB AREA (14)

MB AREA (07)

Meerut

Jabalpur

Pithoragarh

Allahabad

Agra

Varansi

Lucknow

Faizabad

Mathura

Danapur

Shahjahanpur

Ranchi

Dehradun

Mhow

Kanpur

 

Ranikhet

 

Bareilly

 

Haldwani

 

Lansdowne

 

Roorkee

 

Raiwala

 

 

DETAILS OF ECHS POLYCLINIC IN CENTRAL COMMAND

 

Ser

No

Polyclinic

Type

Mil/

Non Mil

Telephone Numbers

1

Saharanpur (Sarsawa)

D

Mil

01331-245255,9557547041

2

Kanpur

C

Mil

0512-2381490,

3

Bulandshahar

B

Non Mil

05732-223939,9412547026

4

Agra

C

Mil

0562-2251565

5

Mainpuri

C

Non Mil

0567-2234008

6

Etah

D

Non Mil

05742-231205,9410435916

7

Firozabad

D

Non Mil

05612-260373,9897026062

8

Bareilly

C

Mil

0581-242101,94121737137

9

Badaun

D

Non Mil

05832-266525,9412463001

10

Moradabad

D

Non Mil

09412235100

11

Rampur

D

Non Mil

6242

12

Mathura

D

Mil

0565-2401455/2404771 Mil 6427

13

Aligarh

D

Non Mil

0571-2740415,9897599159

14

Hathras

D

Non Mil

9412271760

15

Meerut

B

Mil

0121-2401513, 9760002451,(MIL 6551)

16

Muzaffarnagar

D

Non Mil

0131-2620793, 9897620034

17

Bijnor

D

Non Mil

8294159228,8859005008

18

Baghpat

D

Non Mil

0121-2222921.

19

Etawah

C

Non Mil

05688-265901,9453930904

20

Unnao

D

Non Mil

0515-2820562.

21

Akbarpur Matti  

D

Non Mil

0511-2447221,9838145683

22

Shahjahanpur

D

Non Mil

05842-230094,Mil 2086

23

Lucknow

C

Mil

0522-2421556, 9415409616(MIL 3349)

24

Raebareli

D

Non Mil

0535-2204688, 9532666993

25

Lakhimpur

D

Non Mil

01389-222242,9411712461

26

Hardoi

D

Non Mil

01332-275266

27

Barabanki

D

Non Mil

0512-2381490,09450336138

28

Fatehgarh

C

Mil

Mil 6008,05692-230513

29

Hempur

D

Non Mil

8192992645

30

Banbasa

D

Non Mil

05943-263223,Mil 2402

31

Dehradun

A

Mil

0135-2735489,9997167344

32

Vikasnagar

D

Non Mil

01360-252939,9897642616

33

Dharchula

E

Mil

06152246556, 9308176671

34

Haldwani

B

Mil

05946-284302,9897959990

35

Rudrapur

D

Non Mil

05944-250840,9759247690

36

Karanprayag (Gopeshwar) 

B

Non Mil

01389-222242,9411712461

37

Uttarkashi

D

Non Mil

01374-223345.7500936663

38

Joshimath

E

Mil

9918972578

39

Rudraprayag

D

Non Mil

01364-233753,7579206872

40

Lansdowne

E

Mil

 Mil 6426,

41

Kotdwara

B

Mil

01382-229594

42

Pauri Garhwal

C

Non Mil

13682-21775

43

Pithoragarh

A

Mil

05694-266311,Mil 2261,8449239918

44

Tehri

D

Non Mil

01376233040

45

Raiwala

C

Non Mil

 Mil 2164, 01352482968

46

Almora

B

Non Mil

05962-230513,91544057

47

Bageshwar

B

Non Mil

09412451764

48

Ranikhet

E

Mil

05180221010, 09839030235

49

Roorkee

D

Mil

01332-275266

50

Gorakhpur

D

Mil

 

51

Allahabad

D

Mil   

0532-2421704,9335113213

52

Fatehpur

D

Non Mil

05180221010, 09839030235

53

Pratapgarh

D

Non Mil

0674-2393284,9861117600

54

Banda

D

Non Mil

06782-268136,9437037047

55

Azamgarh

D

Non Mil

05462-247665,09956466517

56

Sultanpur

C

Non Mil

0532-2228904,9415108456

57

Faizabad

D

Mil

05278-220526,09415047723, MIL-6540

58

Gonda

D

Non Mil

 

59

Jabalpur

D

Mil

0761-2629010,09826521451,Mil 6319

60

Rewa

D

Non Mil

0762-253484,09425824235

61

Satna

D

Non Mil

07672-292615

62

Deoria

C

Non Mil

055688-221198,

63

Basti

D

Non Mil

6448

64

Mhow

D

Mil

MIL-6394, 07324271727

65

Ghazipur

B

Non Mil

0548-2220946

66

Varanasi

D

Mil

0542-2504055

67

Balia

C

Non Mil

05498-241989

68

Jaunpur

D

Non Mil

 

69

Mirzapur

D

Non Mil

 

70

Pipariya

E

Mil

 

71

Jamshedpur

D

Non Mil

06572-233877,9234610745

72

Deogarh

D

Non Mil

 

73

Dhanbad

D

Non Mil

 

74

Ara

B

Non Mil

06182-234672,9308176669

75

Muzaffarpur

C

Non Mil

0621-221143,9308176670

76

Danapur (Patna)

C

Mil

06115-222033,9934912387

77

Chhapra

C

Non Mil

06152-246556,9308176671

78

Dharbanga

D

Non Mil

06272-248243

79

Bhagalpur

D

Non Mil

 

80

Motihari

D

Non Mil

8294611166

81

Siwan

D

Non Mil

8678827612,9453550146

82

Samastipur

D

Non Mil

 

83

Madhubani

D

Non Mil

 

84

Vaishali (Hajipur)

D

Non Mil

8986168911

85

Khagaria

D

Non Mil

 

86

Munger

D

Non Mil

 

87

Sitamarhi

D

Non Mil

 

88

Gaya

D

Mil

0631-2210259,9708365553

89

Sasaram

D

Non Mil

06184-221104,09473192594

90

Buxer                

D

Non Mil

08292590184,06312210700,    Mil  6860,7827

91

Ranchi

C

Mil

0651-2261370, Mil 6542,2596

92

Chaibasa

D

Non Mil

09835842062,9523150858,2596

93

Daltonganj

D

Non Mil

09546917995,Mil 2596,06512270106

94

Behrampur

D

Non Mil

0680-2224207,09861066243

95

Sambalpur

D

Non Mil

 

96

Koraput

D

Non Mil

8093848887,0685-2250344,

97

Bhawanipatna

D

Non Mil

09379894981

98

Bhubneswar

C

Non Mil

0674-2393284,9861117600

99

Raipur

D

Non Mil

0771-4264079, 09752983828

100

Jagdalpur

D

Non Mil

07782-226596

101

Bilaspur

D

Non Mil

07752-210320, 09770299225

102

Jashpur

D

Non Mil

0775-2407604

103

Balasore

D

Mil

06782-268136,9437037047

104

Angul

D

Non Mil

 

105

Dhenkanal

C

Non Mil

 

106

Puri

D

Non Mil

 

107

Gumla

D

Non Mil

 

 

DETAILS OF PROPOSED ECHS POLYCLINICS IN PHASE –III :
HQ CENTRAL COMMAND

 

SER NO

POLYCLINIC

TYPE

MIL/NON MIL

REMARKS 

1

Clement Town

B

Mil

 

2

Thal

B

Non mil

 

3

Champawat

D

Non mil

 

4

Auraiya

D

Non mil

 

5

Kannauj

D

Non mil

 

6

Shamli

D

Non mil

 

7

Pilibhit

D

Non mil

 

8

Mau

D

Non mil

 

9

Hamirpur

E

Non mil

 

10

Old Cantt Allahabad

D

Mil

 

11

Indore

D

Non mil

 

12

Khandwa

D

Non mil

 

13

Patna

C

Non mil

 

14

Betiah

D

Non mil

 

15

Jehanabad

D

Non mil

 

16

Bihar Sharif

D

Non mil

 

17

Durg

D

Non mil

 

18

Rourkela

D

Non mil

 

19

Cuttack

B

Non mil

 

20

Chhindwara

D

Non mil