Setting up of CGHS Wellness Centres: Rajya Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1853
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14THDECEMBER, 2021
SETTING UP OF CGHS WELLNESS CENTRES
- SHRI ABDUL WAHAB:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that there are only two or three CGHS Wellness Centres functioning in the States other than big Metros;
(b) the details of CGHS Wellness Centres, State-wise;
(c) whether it is also a fact that the CGHS beneficiaries, retired/serving, across the country are subjected to travel hundreds of kilometers to obtain medical facilities for want of adequate Centres; and
(d) whether Government will contemplate any action to set up more CGHS Wellness Centres at least in all the district headquarters of all the States so as to contain the difficulties faced by the beneficiaries including the Parliamentarians?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
(DR. BHARATI PRAVIN PAWAR)
(a) to (d): At present, 333 CGHS Wellness Centres are functional in 74 cities of the country covering most of the States and Union Territories. State wise details thereof are at Annexure.
In view of the country wide network of CGHS Wellness Centres, a large number of serving Central Government employees and pensioners are covered by it.
Serving Central Government employees residing in non-CGHS areas are covered under CS (MA) Rules 1944. Central Govt. Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have the following options:
1) Avail Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) in lieu of OPD facility or
2) Avail OPD & IPD facility from the nearest CGHS city on payment of requisite subscription or
3) Avail FMA in lieu of OPD facility & avail IPD facility from the nearest CGHS city on payment of requisite subscription.
Opening of new wellness centres is subject to fulfilment of norms and availability of resources including creation of posts with the approval of Ministry of Finance.