Ans. It is a scheme of AFGIS to convey ECHS members (Air Veterans) from
pre-determined points to ECHS polyclinics / service/ civil empanelled hospitals and back.
What is the criteria for providing ECHS bus service?
Ans. The scheme provides bus service for ECHS members (Air Veterans) through local Air Force Units / AF Hospitals to cater to the following situations:-
Stations where strength of ex-servicemen (Air Veterans) within its proximity is high and where there is huge dependence on Hospital Routine Run service transport.
Stations can also consider AFNHB / AWHO Complexes within their vicinity where concentration of ex-servicemen (Air Veteran) exists for conveying them regularly to the nearest Military Hospital from such locations.
Stations under whose control ECHS polyclinics exist can consider introducing this bus facility to convey ECHS members (Air Veteran) and their dependants from such polyclinics to Service Hospitals and back.
ECHS bus service to convey ECHS members (Air Veterans) from AF controlled ECHS polyclinics to Civil empanelled hospitals (one both way trip covering all such hospitals without detention) can be considered by Stations exercising control over such polyclinics.
Which are the stations where AFGIS sponsored ECHS bus service is functional?
Presently this scheme is functional at nine Stations.