Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

For the last six decades Central Government Health Scheme is providing comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners enrolled under the scheme. In fact CGHS caters to the healthcare needs of eligible beneficiaries covering all four pillars of democratic set up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press. CGHS is the model Health care facility provider for Central Government employees & Pensioners and is unique of its kind due to the large volume of beneficiary base, and open ended generous approach of providing health care.

CGHS provides health care through following systems of Medicine

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)
  • Allopathic
  • Homoeopathic
  • Indian system of medicine
    • Ayurveda
    • Unani
    • Siddha
    • Yoga

Eligibility for Joining CGHS

  • All Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates and their dependant family members residing in CGHS covered areas.
  • Central Govt. Pensioners/family pensioners receiving pension from central civil estimates and their eligible dependent family members.
  • Sitting and Ex-members of Parliament.
  • Ex-Governors & Lt. Governors.
  • Freedom Fighters.
  • Ex-Vice Presidents.
  • Sitting and Retired Judges of Supreme Court.
  • Retired Judge of High Courts.
  • Journalists accredited with PIB (in Delhi).
  • Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous/statutory bodies which have been extended CGHS facilities in Delhi.
  • Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only.
  • Railway Board employees
  • Post and Telegraph Department employees.

Facilities available under CGHS

  • OPD Treatment including issue of medicines.
  • Specialist Consultation at Polyclinic/Govt. Hospitals.
  • Indoor Treatment at Government and Empanelled Hospitals.
  • Investigations at Government and Empanelled Diagnostic centers.
  • Cashless facility available for treatment in empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centers for Pensioners and other identified beneficiaries.
  • Reimbursement of expenses for treatment availed in Govt. /Private Hospitals under emergency.
  • Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of hearing aids, artificial limbs, appliances etc. as specified.
  • Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Health Services.
  • Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha system of medicines (AYUSH)

CGHS Covered Cities

CGHS, presently provides Comprehensive Health Care to more than 30 Lakh Beneficiaries in following Cities

  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Aizwal
  4. Allahabad
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Bhopal
  7. Bhubaneshwar
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Chennai
  10. Dehradun
  11. Delhi & NCR
  12. Gandhinagar
  13. Gangtok
  14. Goa
  15. Guwahati
  16. Hyderabad
  17. Imphal
  18. Indore
  19. Jabalpur,
  20. Jaipur
  21. Jammu
  22. Kanpur
  23. Kolkata
  24. Kohima
  25. Lucknow
  26. Meerut
  27. Mumbai
  28. Nagpur
  29. Patna
  30. Pune
  31. Puduchery
  32. Raipur
  33. Ranchi
  34. Shillong
  35. Shimla
  36. Thiruvananthapuram
  37. Vishakhapatnam

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