THE ALL INDIA SERVICES (MEDICAL ATTENDANCE) RULES, 1954
7. Hospital at which treatment may be received and reimbursement therefor. -
(1) Every member of the Service shall be entitled free of charge, to treatment -
(a) in such Government hospital in the station or district where he falls ill as can in the opinion of the authorised medical attendant, provide the necessary and suitable treatment; or
(b) if there is no such hospital as is referred to in clause (a), in such hospital other than a Government hospital in that station or district as may, in the opinion of the authorised medical attendant, provide the necessary and suitable treatment; or
(c) if there is no such hospital referred to in clauses (a) and (b) in such hospital in the State as may, in the opinion of the authorised medical attendant, provide the necessary and suitable treatment:
Provided that where in any exceptional case the authorised medical attendant is of opinion that the necessary and suitable treatment is available only in a hospital outside the State (but within India), he may, with the approval of the Chief Administrative Medical Officer of the State (which shall be obtained beforehand unless the delay involved entails danger to the health of the patient) send the patient for treatment in such hospital.
(2) Where a member of the Service is entitled under sub-rule (1), free of charge, to treatment in a hospital, any amount paid by him on account of such treatment shall, on production of a certificate in writing by the authorised medical attendant in this behalf, be reimbursed to the member of the Service by the Government:
Provided that where special nursing forms a part of such treatment, the amount to be reimbursed in respect of such special nursing shall be limited to the amount which is excess of 25 per cent of the pay of the member of the Service for the period of a special nursing:
20Provided that the Government shall reject any claim if it is not satisfied with the genuineness on facts and circumstances of each case, after giving an opportunity to the claimant of being heard in the matter; while doing so, the Govt. shall communicate to him the reasons, in brief, rejecting the claim, and the claimant may submit an appeal to the Central Govt. within a period of forty-five days of the date of communication of the order rejecting his claim.
21(3) If the patient has to proceed to a station other than at which he falls ill for the purpose of treatment under sub-rule (1), he shall, on production of a certificate in writing from the authorised medical attendant in this behalf, be entitled to travelling allowance for the journey to and from the place at which such treatment is received. Such travelling allowance shall also be admissible for an attendant, if the authorised medical attendant certifies in writing that it is unsafe for the patient to travel unattended and that an attendant is necessary to accompany the patient to the place of treatment and back.
20. Substituted vide DP & AR Notification No. 11023/8/77-AIS(III), dated 14.05.1979 (GSR No. 713 dated 26.05.1979)
21. Amended vide MHA Notification No. 7/16/61-AIS(III), dated the 10.08.1962 (GSR No. 1094, dated 25.08.1962)
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