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ECHS allows veterans to stock medicines

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Veterans can purchase all medicines based on the prescription held — prescribed by polyclinics, service hospitals and empanelled hospitals.

In view of the measures instituted to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including social distancing, the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) has allowed veterans with lifestyle diseases on long treatment to purchase the required medicines for the month of April at once.

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“One time sanction is hereby accorded to reimburse the above expenditure under individual reimbursement of medical claims. The bills for reimbursement to be submitted by veterans after May 15, 2020,” a ECHS order stated.

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Prescription based

Veterans can purchase all medicines based on the prescription held — prescribed by polyclinics, service hospitals and empanelled hospitals. “This will be implemented with immediate effect till April 30, 2020,” it added.

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Printable version | Mar 28, 2020 2:37:18 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/echs-allows-veterans-to-stock-medicines/article31156069.ece

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