Written by Dr. Sameer Sippy | 

Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Mar 03, 2016

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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

References:

  1. National Portal of India - (india.gov.in/citizen/health/cghs.php)
  2. CGHS - Kolkata - (cghskolkata.nic.in)
  3. CGHS - Mumbai - (http://cghsmumbai.gov.in/)

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Comments

ajay3015 Monday, March 26, 2018

Respected sir,
one of out official's wife got treated in Max super speciality Hospital , Patparganj during 4.3.2018 to 6.3.2018 towards treatment of 'RT Loower UretericStricture RT secondary PUJO RT Renal Calculus . Where in their billing Hospital has charged for 'Ureteric Catherterisation 50 % is of Rs. 4927/- while as per CGHS Code No. 746 [2014 ] rate is mentioned as Rs. 794/-. The clarification and correct rate is of the procedure may please be given.
Ajay Sharma
Finance HQ
National Productivity Council
Lodhi Road N Delhi

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@Guest Sunday, July 23, 2017

Complain from the TEACHERS of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan KOLKATA REGION.
As a capacity of THE GENERAL SECRETARY, AIKVTA, Kolkata Region, I am complaining against The Additional Director CGHS, Kolkata. Earlier 25 years CGHS facility was continued but now it was stopped from few months and teachers are debarred to avail the CGHS facility. This facility is continued in other metropolitan towns like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and other places where this facility is available. We are deducting CGHS contribution every month from salary but By order of The Additional Director CGHS, Kolkata, Wellness Hospitals refused to give treatment. So, I beg for issuing order for treatment of K.V. teachers in CGHS of Kolkata Wellness Center.

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CGEPHIS Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hi All, I am an IT professional and the new proposed scheme looks like the best. CGHS has many draw backs like should be in city to get cards, not all states have good hospitals. Big headache with reimbursement. Modi is doing good job tweet him to support new insurance scheme instead of CGHS which might speed up the process and all employees and retired employees will get insurance cards which never expires in there life time and cashless benifits

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