Relaxation in Treatment of Cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital

For receiving treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, prior permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority and referral from recognized Health Care Organization will no longer be necessary.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Medical Cell

No. 3731-F(MED) Date: 10.05.2013

Notification

At present the State Government employees/ Government pensioners who are enrolled under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 are entitled to receive treatment of Cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (TMH, Mumbai) on fulfilment of such conditions as obtaining prior permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority on the basis of submitting referral from any recognised HCO.

The Government has been considering, from some times past, to allow such Government employees/ Government pensioners to avail themselves of medical treatment facilities at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai for any type of cancer diseases without imposing any restriction.

The West Bengal Health Scheme Authority, after due deliberations, has observed that TMH, Mumbai is a Government of India Organization and that it delivers quality treatment to the patients suffering from cancer and that also the treatment there is cost effective and hence it has recommended to relax the aforesaid restrictions.

Accordingly, the Governor is pleased to order that the State Government employees and Government pensioners who are enrolled under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 may avail themselves of the medical treatment facilities at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai for treatment of cancer diseases; for receiving such treatment, prior permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority and referral from recognized Health Care Organization will no longer be necessary provided that the patient suffers from cancer. However, prior approval of the Secretary of the Department will have to be obtained in such cases.

This will take immediate effect.

Sd/- Samiran Pal
Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 3731-F dated 10.05.2013, Source

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Comments

  1. Amitabha Ghosh says

    In the guidelines of WBHS it is clearly says that treatment cost at the speciality hospital may be reimbursed on actual basis .Details shows in the WBHS web site under head line Guidelines for receiving medical treatment and settlement of claims 0n 28.11.2011. I am suffering on blood cancer since 30.08.2010 and under treatment at TMH Mumbai i am very much grateful to our new government that they can give me the opportunity under memo no. 3731F-(MED) dt 10.05.2013 For the treatment at TMH,Mumbai.
    My question is whether i will got all expenses on actual basis which is shown on TMH bill like consultancy fees at TMH Rs.400/- approved rate Rs.250/- RQ PCR BCR-ABL fees at TMH Rs.6900/-this test not accurately specified in WBHS rate but near about the approved rate is Rs.4000/-.
    Also clarify whether my DDO is the sanctioning authority to give the TA bill or for which any permission is required from Directorate or Secretary.
    Your kind reply helps me a lot.

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