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Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

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Scheme and Eligibility

The CGHS beneficiaries can avail numerous benefits under the Central Government Health Scheme which is comprehensive in nature. This scheme is operational only in India, hence is valid for only Indian Government Employees. This scheme is applicable to the following categories of people residing in CGHS covered cities:

All Central Govt. Servants paid from Civil Estimates (other than those individuals employed in Railway Services, individuals employed under Delhi Administration except members of Delhi Police Force).

Pensioners drawing pension from Civil Estimates and their family members – (Pensioner residing in non- CGHS areas also may obtain CGHS Card from nearest CGHS covered City)

Honorable Members of Parliament

Honorable Judges of Supreme Court of India

Ex-Members of Parliament

Employees & Pensioners of Autonomous Bodies covered under CGHS (Delhi)

Ex-Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents

Former Prime Ministers

Former Judges of Honorable Supreme Court and Honorable High Courts of India

Freedom Fighters

AGE LIMIT FOR DEPENDANT CHILDREN

(i) Son Till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier
(ii) Daughter Till she starts earning or gets married, irrespective of age limit, which ever is earlier
(iii) Son suffering from any Permanent disability Of any kind (physical/Mental) Irrespective of age limit
(iv) Separated from their husband/widowed daughter and dependant divorced/Abandoned or dependant Unmarried /Divorced/Abandoned or Separated from their Husband/widowed sisters Irrespective of age limit
(v) Minor Brother Upto the age of becoming a major

CGHS provides service through following categories of systems:

Allopathic

Indian System of Medicines e.g. AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddha and Homeopathy) Systems of Medicine.

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I am advised to obtain an essentially certificate for the drugs Jalra 50 mg twice a day and Lamosyn 100 mg twice a day which have to be used along with other drugs used to control diabetes. When the drugs are so important to control the diseases why cannot they be provided by CGHS and why essentiality certificate from NIMS or Gandhi Hospital at Hyderabad are insisted. Is there any form to obtain the essentially certificate?
srideviravi Thursday, March 27, 2014
CGHS Card has been issued in my favor under Kolkata Jurisdiction and availing such facility.Now Issuing of the Plastic CGHS Card is under process but the PIN No. of my residential address is modified recently by State GOVT.[KOLKATA-700157 in place of 700059],KOLKATA-700157 is not covered under CGHS Jurisdiction. How I can be able to get the Plastic Card as well as avail such facility.
adityasinha Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I am central government employee. I am planning to preserve cord blood of my baby. Can i reimburse the cord blood banking charges under central government health scheme ??
sppatel777 Monday, December 09, 2013
I am a CGHS Card holder pensioner retired from CDA[Pension, Kolkata. Can the CGHS clinic refer me to a Damdam Municipal Hospital(which is not shown in the website in empanelled List] Non-Empanelled Hospital for treatment ie.
lilyalld1 Thursday, November 28, 2013
I have to purchase BP apparatus on doctor's prescription kindly guide me the procedure
amarjeetsinghsodhi Thursday, November 14, 2013
is there any further progress on the intended CGEPHIS scheme for which RFP was published in 2010
alagh Saturday, November 02, 2013
CGHS / ESI are the benefits given the govt. I sincerely feel all these facilities are not really giving help to the patients, the long hours of waiting fro the doctors, to collect reports is very hectic. Its not like the work is completed within 1-2 hrs, its a day long process. The way the staff treat as if the patients are beggers. How can a patient alone can go from room to room, floor to floor in search of the doctor, its so indefinite that the doctors will be coming and no information is given. People working in private sector will not get leave if they have to wait for days together its difficult. The plight of the patients is very sad and pathetic. Anyway nothing will happen as long as these corrupted politicians are there but still I wanted to share my views. MY HUMBLE REQUEST IS PLEASE GIVE MERCY KILLING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING at they will die peacefully.
Guest- Thursday, October 10, 2013
I m a defence ministry pensioner[civilian].i m not under CGHS tillnow.how can i get covered under the cghs now i retired in 1993.
B.H.AnanthaMurthy Sunday, September 01, 2013
Respected Sir,
Sir, I retired from PSU[PDIL, Sindri-Noida] and i am pension holder. My age is 65 yrs. Can I get the CGHS benifit? If so kindly help me by citing the process of getting CGHS card and the treatment in which type of hospitals? I am residing in Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand.

Thanking you,
Sona Ram Rajak

Sona47 Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I am retd GOI officer.Card No. P1882 issued from Lucknow.I was in Mumbai with my son when I fell down on 04nov 12 and brocken FEMUR bone in two parts. Got treatment from Breach Candy Hospital which is nearest to me. Submitted the claim on cghs Lucknow on 4 dec 2012 via regd AD post.Thereafter sent many reminders by email/by post but claim has not been till date.I am not provided with details of my Claim number and date inspite of my repeated requests.Please send address/email of appealate authority.
sharad1940 Monday, July 01, 2013
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