Permission to treat Attested Photocopy of RELHS card as a valid document

Railway Board Letter No
2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05
Date
Circular Subject
Permission to treat Attested Photocopy of RELHS card as a valid document

 

In terms of provisions contained in para 626(1) of Indian Railway Medical Manual, 2000, it is necessary to produce medical identity card for availing of facilities in Railway Hospitals.  It has been brought to the notice of Board that retired railway employees/their eligible family members find it difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family members moves out of station carrying RELHS card.

 

The issue has been considered by Board and the following has been decided:-

 

i)     for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):-  Attested copy of the medical identity card will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway Hospitals and Health Units.  However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be allowed on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private recognized hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15 days.

ii)    for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

 

S.No.1/Health 2005

Advance Correction Slip to Para 626(1) of IRMM, 2000.

 

Add the following under Para 626(1)

i)        for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):-  Attested copy of the medical identity card will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway Hospitals and Health Units.  However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be allowed on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private recognized hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15 days.

ii)      for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.      

[Authority: Board's letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05]        

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