Availing of Benefits of CGHS Wellness Centres

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

11-March-2016

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:

1. There is a separate queue for senior citizens/ pensioners at registration counter and pharmacy counter in the CGHS Wellness Centres.

2. Senior citizens / pensioners can consult CMO i/c without standing in queue.

3. 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 here today.

Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association

DAPWA came into existence on 27/10/2007 to look into the welfare of pensioners of Defence Accounts Department for settlement of their grievances with regards to their pending pension claims, expediting documentation for sanction/ issue of family pension medical claims and to provide moral support in adverse circumstances of brother pensioners.

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