Inclusion of Covid-19 Disease/ Illness in the OPD List under WBHS

Considering the gravity of the disease/illness named ‘Covid-19’ the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority (WBHSA) has agreed to include the same as 17th (seventeenth) disease/ illness in the OPD List of WBHS.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Medical Cell, Writers Building

No. 23-F(MED)WB Dated- 16/02/2022

ORDER

Sub: Inclusion of Covid-19 Disease/ Illness in the OPD List under Clause 7(1) of West Bengal Health Scheme

Cost of Out-Patient Department (OPD) treatment of 16 (sixteen) disease/ illness as listed in Clause 7(1) are reimbursable under West Bengal Health Scheme (WBHS).

Considering the gravity of the disease/illness named ‘Covid-19’ the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority (WBHSA) has agreed to include the same as 17th (seventeenth) disease/ illness in the OPD List of WBHS.

Now, after careful consideration, the Governor is pleased to enlist ‘Covid-19’ as 17th (seventeenth) disease/ illness in the OPD List under Clause 7(1) of WBHS with the following conditions:-

  1. Where the report of the covid test (done through RT-PCR/ TRUNAT/ CBNAAT method) comes positive, all the cost of OPD treatment is reimbursable as per rules of WBHS.
  2. If report comes negative, no other charges except the cost of such covid test is reimbursable.
  3. But “Package Based Satellite Facility (PBSF)” or any other terminology similar PBSF is not eligible for reimbursement.

Annexure-I is required for claiming reimbursement. Modification in Annexure-I for incorporating Covid-19 is being done accordingly.

This order will come into effect from the date of issue.

MANOJ PANT, IAS
Principal Secretary, Finance Department
Government of West Bengal

No. 23-F dated 16.02.2022, Source

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