Reimbursement of Conveyance Charges
In the absence of availability of an ambulance and where needed in an emergency, any other quick form of transport may be used and amount so spent subject to the maximum rate prescribed by the Government/Transport authority (both ways) is reimbursed to IPs.
To avoid hardship to IP and his family who have to go to any hospital or medical institution for admission, specialist consultation or investigation, but whose condition is not such as to need an ambulance, provision has been made for the payment of conveyance charges, if hospital/medical institution to which the case is referred to, is at an out-station or is at a distance of more than 8 kms from the ESI Dispensary or the clinic of the panel doctor. The charges are restricted to actual IInd class railway fare or cost of a single seat in public conveyance both ways whichever is feasible.
If the beneficiary is not in a fit condition to travel without escort for reasons to be recorded and so certified by IMO/IMP, the conveyance charges are also allowed for an escort.