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Sindh Government allows reimbursement of expenditures on medical treatment to civil servants

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Karachi, September 03, 2015 (PPI-OT): With the approval of Chief Minister Sindh, Government of Sindh has allowed reimbursement of all kinds of expenditures on account of Indoor Medical treatment to the Civil Servants from BS-01 to 22 (including pensioners) and Public Representatives.

The office memorandum of Finance Department further stated that the Government of Sindh has decided to impose a cap on medical reimbursement and none of the Civil Servants from BS-01 to 22 (including pensioners) and Public Representatives for treatment of himself / herself and entitled family members shall be allowed reimbursement of medical charges beyond the limit of Rs.700, 000/- (Rupees seven hundred thousand only) for Indoor Medical Treatment in any financial year.

FACILITY OF REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CHARGES ON ACCOUNT OF AMOUNT INCURRED ON CHRONIC DISEASES:

The facility for reimbursement of medical charges (which include Consultation, Investigation, Diagnosis and Medicines) for OPD is allowed to the following 21 chronic diseases:

Cerebro Vascular Accident, Epilepsy, Chronic renal Failure, Nephrolithiasis, Hepatitis A, B, C and E, Cancers, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Diseases, Thalassemia, Osteoarthritis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Hemophilia, Polycystic Ovarian Diseases, COPD, Vascular Heart Diseases, Bronchial Asthama, Thyroid Disorder, Osteoporosis, Systematic Lupus Erythematosus and Endometriosis.

Reimbursement of medical charges for dental treatment such as alveolar (Gum and Jaw bone) diseases , extraction of teeth, treatment for dental caries, gingivitis, pyorrhea and filling (temporary and permanent) of dental cavities including root canal treatment and scaling of teeth is allowed under Sindh Civil Servants (medical Attendant Rules, 1993, therefore the same will be continued at OPD.

Government of Sindh has decided to impose a cap on medical reimbursement and none of the Civil Servants from BPS-01 to 22 (including pensioners) and Public Representatives for treatment of himself/ herself and entitled family members shall be allowed medical treatment beyond the limit of 1,000,000 (rupees one million only) for indoor as well as outdoor medical treatment in any financial year.

The claims of re-imbursement of medical charges received beyond the limit of Rs.1, 000,000/- upto Rs. 1,500,000/- in any financial year will be sent to the Chief Secretary Sindh for relaxation. The medical claims beyond Rs. 1,500,000/- received in any financial year will be sent to Chief Minister Sindh for relaxation.

HOSPITAL ROOM RENT, INTENSE CARE AND SPECIAL CARE UNITS CEILING:

The hospital room rent ceiling for medical treatment in respect of Civil Servants from BS-01 to BS-22 (including pensioners) and Public representatives is fixed as Civil Servants BS-01 to 15 upto Rs.3500/- per day; Civil Servants BS-16 to 18 upto Rs.3500/- per day; Civil Servants BS-19 to 22 upto Rs.9000/- per day and Public Representatives upto Rs.9000/- per day.

Intensive Care Unit Ceiling and Special Care Unit Ceiling are fixed at Rs.14000/- per day and Rs.10,000/- per day respectively. The hospital accommodation (Room, ICU and SCU) will be allowed for 09 days each time for all above four categories.

The above room rent ceiling shall be applicable to all reputed/registered hospitals of the Province and will be enforced with immediate effect. The Medical Superintendent / Civil Surgeons while countersigning bills and issuing NAC shall endorse that the private hospital concerned is registered. The above policy shall be applicable with immediate effect and no retrospective arrears shall be allowed.

For more information, contact:
The Information Department
Block-95 Sindh Secretariat 4-B,
Opposite Sindh Assembly Building Karachi
Email: sindhpressinformation@gmail.com, director_pi@sindhinformation.gos.pk
Phone: +92-21-99204401, +92-21-99204423
Fax: +92-021-99202609, +92-021-99204417
Website: sindhinformation.gos.pk

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