Criteria for setting up a CGHS dispensary : Lok Sabha Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3674
ANSWERED ON: 16.03.2018
DODDAALAHALLI KEMPEGOWDA SURESH
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of hospitals, dispensaries and wellness centres under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the country, State/UT-wise including Karnataka;
(b) whether the Government has set up any guidelines to cover more number of cities under CGHS to cater to the needs of Central Government employees both working and retired and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has received any representation for setting up of additional regional offices of CGHS in Kerala and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the time by which the said decision is likely to be taken?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)
(a): Details are at Annexure.
(b): The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-
(i) In an existing CGHS city:– For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).
(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City: – For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders.
(c): Yes; The following representations have been received in this regard:-
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Hon’ble MP – regarding opening of CGHS Wellness Centre at Kannur.
Smt. P.K.Sreemathi Teacher, Hon’ble MP – regarding opening of CGHS Wellness Centre at Kannur
All India CGHS Employees Association, CGHS – regarding opening of additional CGHS Wellness Centre at Trivandrum.
(d): A proposal for opening of Allopathic CGHS Wellness Centre at Kochi, Kerala is under consideration of Department of Expenditure.