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The CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) started in 1954, with its headquarters at New Delhi. Its main objective is to provide comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees that incorporate - both serving and pensioners including their dependent family members.

Central Government Health Scheme

In India, the CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) provides health care facilities to beneficiaries that includes All Central Government Servants paid through Civil Estimates, Ex-Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents, former Prime Ministers, Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts in India, Members of Parliament and Ex-MPs, Pensioners drawing pension from Civil Estimates and their family members, Employees and Pensioners of Autonomous Bodies, Former Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts in India and Freedom Fighters. Such persons can avail healthcare benefits under CGHS scheme.

Under CGHS, diversified health services are provided through Allopathic, Indian (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Siddha) and Homeopathic systems of medicine. The specialized treatments are provided through various dispensaries/polyclinics across India. The CMOs (Chief medical officers) and medical officers are in charge of the dispensaries for the smooth functioning of the healthcare scheme.

The CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme provides comprehensive healthcare facilities for the Central Govt. employees and pensioners including their dependents residing in cities incorporated under this healthcare scheme.

This scheme is currently operational in cities viz. Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubhaneshwar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram.

This scheme provides comprehensive healthcare facilities to the CGHS Beneficiaries in India. The medical facilities are provided through Wellness Centres (previously referred to as CGHS Dispensaries) and polyclinics under Allopathic, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathic systems of medicines. The break-up of CGHS medical or healthcare facilities across India are enlisted below:

248 Allopathic dispensaries

19 polyclinics

Ayush dispensary/units

3 Yoga Centres

65 Laboratories

17 Dental Units
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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 ??
Sanjoy_kol Thursday, April 30, 2015
I ,Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi ,retired as ITO from Delhi Income Tax Deptt . am CGHS beneficiary having cards for life ,but valid up to February 2015 .I applied for the renewal of the same on 19-12-2014 .My old card no is 2874014 [self ],2874019 (Mrs Bimlesh Tyagi ,Wife) ,2874017 ( Smt Angoori Tyagi ,Mother) . I have yet not received the new cards by post as was told at the time of applying that cards will be sent to us by post .My address is 1/9865 A ,street no.1 ,West Gorakh Park Shahadra ,Delhi -32 , with regards, Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi,
janeshwar Thursday, February 12, 2015
I Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi, retired as ITO from Delhi Income Tax Dept. am CGHS beneficiary having cards for life, but valid up to February 2015. I applied for the renewal of the same on 19-12-2014. My old card no is 2874014 [ self ], 2874019 (Mrs Bimlesh Tyagi, Wife), 2874017 ( Smt Angoori Tyagi, Mother). I have yet not received the new cards by post as was told at the time of applying that cards will be sent to us by post.

With regards,
Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi

janeshwar Thursday, February 12, 2015
I am retired CGHS beneficiary, having the valid card. I am travelling abroad on valid documents. In case of medical emergency during my travel will I be entitled for reimbursement?
Guest Sunday, December 07, 2014
I PREMASRINIVASAN [70YEARS OLD]RETIRED FROM POSTAL DEPT WITH 35 YEARS SERVICE,RESIDING AT NON-CGHS COVER AREA, SUFERING FROM BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABITIC, AND ORTHO PROBLEM WITH VERTIGO. I AM SPENDING RS.2500/ PER MONTH FOR MEDICENE WHERE AS I AM GETTING MEDICAL ALLONCE RS.300 P/M ONLY. I REQUEST TO GOVT TO ISSUE CGHS CARD OR IMPLIMENT CGEPHIS PLAN.WHEN THE CGEPHIS PLAN WII IMPLIMENT I THINK AFTER MY DEATH ONLY
premasrinivasan44 Thursday, October 30, 2014
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
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