CG 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.