The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, has in the Rajya Sabha, provided the details on the CGHS Wellness Centres functioning across the country. The minister was answering a question on whether it is a fact that there are only two or three CGHS Wellness Centres functioning in the States other than big Metros.
The minister told that At present, 333 CGHS Wellness Centres are functional in 74 cities of the country covering most of the States and Union Territories.
In view of the countrywide network of CGHS Wellness Centres, a large number of serving Central Government employees and pensioners are covered by it.
For the Central Government employees residing in non-CGHS areas are covered under CS (MA) Rules 1944. Central Govt. Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas are having 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 a requisite subscription or
3) Avail FMA in lieu of OPD facility & avail IPD facility from the nearest CGHS city on payment of requisite subscription.
The opening of new wellness centres is subject to fulfilment of norms and availability of resources including the creation of posts with the approval of the Ministry of Finance.
|Sl. No.||State/UT||No of CGHS Centre|
|10.||Jammu & Kashmir||3|