Central govt. employees to get medical reimbursement for IVF treatment


   Order has been released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that both the CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries under CS (MA) Rules 1944 will get medical reimbursement for In-Vitro Fertilisation (Test Tube Baby) of an amount not exceeding Rs.65,000/- or the actual cost, whichever is lower.


     The order has been released vide their no. Z.15025/5/2011-CGHS III/CGHS (P) dated 22.11.2011, circulated under Postal Dte. no. 6-1/2012-Medical dated 30.01.2012 and West Bengal C.O. no. A&P/A/M-1/Ruling/Part-IV dated 24.02.2012 (as Standard Circulation List no. 1). The order is effective from the date of issue.


         The main conditions for such reimbursement are:


          • Prior permission to be obtained on the basis of recommendation for such procedure by Head of Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of a Govt. Medical Institution. Permission will be one time for three fresh cycles.
          • IVF procedure may be allowed, on case to case basis, in private hospital if it is registered with the State/Central Govt and has the necessary facilities, notwithstanding the clause of recommendation in above point.
          • There should be clear evidence of failure of conventional treatment before IVF.
          • The age of women undergoing IVF should be below 39 years.

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