Clarification on Referral for CGHS Beneficiaries Aged 75 and Above

The office memorandum from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare provides clarification on the referral process for CGHS beneficiaries aged 75 years and above and the use of Video Conferencing for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) systems. The memorandum emphasizes that such referrals and consultations through Video Conferencing may not be appropriate, as Ayurvedic literature contra-indicates certain procedures after the age of 75. Additionally, assessing the physical condition of the patient for therapy eligibility requires in-person consultation with the treating Ayurvedic physician.

Therefore, the memorandum underscores the importance of a referral by the treating Ayurvedic physician for in-person consultation and treatment at AYUSH Day Care Centers, which may extend for a period of approximately 7 to 15 days. This decision has been made in consultation with experts in the field.

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