Civil servants to get medical treatment expenses incurred abroad

As per the new norms by Ministry of Personnel, a member of All India Services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) — can also be airlifted outside the state in cases of a medical emergency. An attendant of the member of services will also be entitled for to and fro airfare.

What are the medical conditions for which a civil servant can avail treatment abroad?

An IAS, IPS and IFoS officer may avail medical treatment outside India for himself or for a member of his family for complex or high-risk cardio-vascular surgery, bone marrow transplant, complex medical and oncological disorders, such as leukaemia and neo-plastic conditions and also for complex high-risk cases in micro-vascular and neuro surgery and extremely complex ailments. A screening committee will decide on recommending cases for treatment abroad. Earlier, compensation of the cost of medical treatment incurred abroad by all India services officers was not allowed.

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