Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 21st December, 2016
Subject: Re-use of Disposable items is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS
With reference to the above mentioned subject, it has come to the notice that some of the private hospitals are re-using various disposable surgical items particularly in Cardiology though they are meant for single use. The items after one procedure are sterilized and being re-used and are charged full amount of these items. The matter has been viewed by this Ministry seriously and it has been decided to issue this Office Memorandum to clarify that re-use of disposable items particularly in cardiology and other specialties, is not permitted in Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS and in case of any complaint in this regard suitable action including withdrawal of CGHS empanelment shall be initiated against defaulters.