Sunday, May 15, 2011

ECHS Empanelled Hospitals

List of Empanelled Hospital and New Empanelment procedure: Government Orders
Dear Friends,
1. I spoke to MD ECHS on the Empanelment of super specialty Hospitals across the country. He has informed that the procedure of empanelment has been simplified vide Govt letter No 22B(04)/2010/US (WE)/D (Res) Govt of India Min of Def New Delhi dated 18 Feb 2011 (Copy enclosed for reference Please).
2. All NABH accredited hospitals will be considered deemed empanelment with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme ECHS ie they will not be required to apply for NABH assessment but can directly apply to Central organization for processing the application for empanelment.
3. Let us circulate this information to as many as possible and encourage good super specialty hospitals to get empanelled with the ECHS.
4. The list of empanelled hospitals across the country forwarded by MD ECHS is circulated for information please.
With Regards,
Jai Hind
Yours Sincerely,
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Vice Chairman, IESM
List of Empanelled Hospitals: NABH
New Employment Procedure- Page 1
New Employment Procedure- Page 2
New Employment Procedure- Page 3

ECHS Empanelment Riders
Dear Sir,
This new empanelment procedure looks great on paper.But it has many short comings.
Please see the attached list of NABH hospitals country wide and you will see only 73.
The procedure and fees for getting the accreditation are also enclosed. The fees would be from 1.6 Lakh for upto 100 bedded hospital to Rs 3.3 lakh for 301 + bedded hospitals. In addition they would have to bear the expenses of travel/lodging and boarding of the inspection team. In addition to this the hospital will have to pay ECHS Rs 100 for application fee + 1.0 Lakh as EMD+ Performance Bank Gaurantee of Rs 10 lakhs. So even a NABH hospital will have to spend additional Rs 11 lakh to be on ECHS panel.
I wonder how many hospitals in small towns will be in a position to lock up 11 Lakh for 3 years to provide subsidized service to ECHS which has a small membership base.
It is worth a re-look at the grand scheme with a fine comb.We do need to augment our hospitals in Smaller towns and that is where the new policy pay be an hindrance.
Of course I am no expert but a common man's reading does not make this scheme very attractive. I as a doctor with may be 25 or 50 bed hospital common in small towns would not be willing to put away 11 lakh.
For consideration, debate and may be a suitable reply to MD ECHS.
Best Regards,
Cdr Ravindra Waman Pathak
Member Governing Body and Pension Cell IESM

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers: NABH
CGHS Empanelment Scheme
Kindly note that QCI recommendation regarding particular hospital/ diagnostic centre does not mean automatic empanelment by CGHS. QCI will keep on adding to the list as and when recommendation for individual hospital/diagnostic centre is finalised
List of Hospitals/ Diagnostic Centres
List of Hospitals/ Diagnostic Centres under Continuous Empanelment Scheme

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