New Delhi. 09 July 2023. In a commendable initiative, six reputed hospitals have been approved for empanelment with ECHS (Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) by MoD to offer cashless medical treatment to the valiant veterans who selflessly served our nation. This significant step aims to honour and support those individuals who dedicated the prime of their lives in protecting our country and ensuring our safety.

There are already many empanelled hospitals with ECHS and are known for their expertise and commitment to healthcare who have joined hands with the government to extend their services to Ex-Servicemen (ESM). The collaboration aims to ensure that ESMs receive the best possible medical care and attention, acknowledging their invaluable contributions to the nation. 

These new HCOs (Health Care Organisations) are Punjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College Hospital & Research Centre at Amravati and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital at Wardha. In Nagpur new HCOs are National Cancer Institute, Shri Bhavani Multispeciality Hospital & Research Institute, Lotus Hospital and Research Centre and Oke Eye Hospital.

The empanelled hospitals have been chosen for their state-of-the-art facilities, specialized departments and experienced medical professionals. Also presence of empanelled HCOs at Amravati and Wardha will mitigate lot of hardship to the ESM who otherwise had to travel to Nagpur for quality health care.

By offering cashless treatment, ECHS members will have access to quality healthcare without worrying about the financial implications. This noble initiative by HCO’s will not only addresses the healthcare needs of our ESM but also recognizes their sacrifices and unwavering commitment to our nation.

The approval by MoD is subject to these hospitals signing MoA along with PBG with Regional Centre, ECHS (RC ECHS) Nagpur after which the referral /treatment can be commenced. Also talks are on with other reputed hospitals for extending their services to ECHS members. Interested HCOs can mail to RC ECHS at which will facilitate them on the guidelines.