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Health ministry issues guidelines for Lung and Heart Transplant for CGHS beneficiaries

By IndianMandarins- 06 Dec 2023
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New Delhi (06.12.2023): Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has discussed guidelines and ceiling rates for Lung Transplant and Heart Transplant after examining its various implications in the Ministry in consultation with Department of CGHS and Department of General Health Services. Now, it has been decided to convey the approval of the Competent Authority to issue guidelines for Lung Transplant/ Heart Transplant surgery in respect of CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries as per the details given below: 
The ceiling rates for the surgery are as under: 
a) Lungs Transplant: Rs 25 lakh 
b) Heart Transplant: Rs 15 lakh 
c) Heart & Lungs transplant (combined): Rs 35 lakh 
Government has constituted Standing Committees for consideration of requests for Lung / Heart Transplant cases from CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries as per the details given below: 
A) Composition of Standing Committee for CGHS beneficiaries: 
i. DDG(P) for CS(MA) beneficiaries/ Director, CGHS for CGHS beneficiaries: Chairman 
ii. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, AIIMS: Member 
iii. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, VMMC & Hospital: Member 
iv. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, LHMC: Member 
v. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, R&R, Hospital: Member 
vi HOD, CTVS, AIIMS: Member 
vii HOD, CTVS, Safdarjung Hospital: Member 
viii HOD, CTVS, Dr. RML Hospital: Member 
ix. CMO (SAS-III) for CS(MA) beneficiaries/ AD(R&H) for CGHS beneficiaries: Member Secretary 
B) Composition of Standing Committee for CS(MA) beneficiaries: 
i. DDG(P): Chairman 
ii. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, AIIMS: Member 
iii. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, VMMC & Hospital: Member 
iv. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, LHMC: Member 
v. HOD, Respiratory Medicine, R&R, Hospital: Member
vi HOD, CTVS, AIIMS: Member 
vii HOD, CTVS, Safdarjung Hospital: Member 
viii HOD, CTVS, Dr. RML Hospital: Member 
ix. CMO (SAS-III): Member Secretary

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