According to the latest news, ESI cashless treatment for emergencies has been re-introduced.
To facilitate hassle-free, timely and cashless delivery of medical services to ESI beneficiaries, the ESI has issued instructions to hospitals with which they have tie-ups to allow direct admission.
In the circular, ESIC has stated as:
In case of dire need like road traffic accident, employment injury and other life threatening emergencies, ESI beneficiary may seek direct admission at tie—up hospital for cashless treatment Tie— up hospital will immediately start the stabilizing treatment and will seek permission join respective SMC office through e-mail for continuing flirther treatment. Upon receiving e-mail from tie-up hospital, SMC will constitute a Committee/designate an offlcial at ESIC hospital/offlce nearest to tie up hospital. This Committee/officiaI will visit tie-up hospital by same day/next working day to verify and identity emergency and other details of the patient so as to authenticate continuation of treatment. Once it is verified as genuine, the referral letter may be issued to tie—up hospital for cashless treatment.
Attached is the copy of the circular issued by the ESIC.