CGHS – Providing Better Services to the Senior Citizens / Pensioners…
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Availing of Benefits of CGHS Wellness Centres:
CGHS beneficiaries including senior citizens can avail of specialist consultation from any government institution of the Central Government, State Government or local bodies. However, to avail of a procedure/investigation from a private empanelled hospital, a referral from the concerned CGHS Wellness Centre is necessary.
Following efforts have been made to provide better services to the senior citizens/pensioners:
- There is a separate queue for senior citizens/ pensioners at registration counter and pharmacy counter in the CGHS Wellness Centres.
- Senior citizens / pensioners can consult CMO i/c without standing in queue.
- In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries including Senior citizens / pensioners can visit any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment without any referral.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.