Extension of CGHS facilities to Press Representation–Health Ministry Orders
Sub: CGHS Benefits – Fixing of terms and subscription rates for accredited journalists.
A communication has been received from the Office of Director (CGHS), Central Government Health Scheme, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, vide their reference No. F.No. 7 – 1/99/C & P/CGHS/Pt. I/908 – 909 dated 30-03-2010 regarding procedure and benefits under the scheme for PIB accredited journalists. The relevant extracts are accordingly reproduced below:-
1. Procedure :-
Accredited journalist is required to submit the duly filled in form, which is available at Pensioner Cell, CGHS (HQ), 9, Bikaner House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. The same can also be download from the CGHS Website http://mohfw.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp.
The application from should be forwarded by Press Information Officer, PIB certifying that the applicant is a PIB accredited Journalist with I.D. No. and is required to be submitted to Pensioner Cell, CGHS (HQ), 9, Bikaner House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi alongwith the following documents:
i) Draft/IPO for Rs.1067/- for one year in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer, CGHS, New Delhi. The amount may be revised periodically, as per recommendations of the Cost & Accounts Branch, Department of Expenditure.
ii) One Photograph of Accredited Journalist.
iii) Residential Proof
iv) An undertaking to the effect that different amount on account of revision of the subscription, which is under consideration in pursuant of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission, shall be paid by the accredited journalists.
2. Fresh CGHS cards will be issued only to the accredited Journalists. However, the old cards already issued to the accredited Journalists and their family members will be renewed until further orders.
3. The procedure for renewal of old CGHS Cards, already issued to accredited journalists having names of family members, is the same except individual photographs, which are to be given.
4. Details of the benefit:-
In addition to getting OPD treatment in their respective dispensaries, which is allotted to them according to their residential addresses given by them in their application form alongwith the residential proof, the accredited journalists are entitled to Nursing Home facilities in the Central Government Hospitals on the same conditions as are applicable to the Central Government servants (Annexure I & II).
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME
(j) To provide comprehensive medical care facilities to the Central Government employees / pensioners and members of their families.
(ii) To avoid cumbersome system of reimbursement of medical expenses to the employees / pensioners.
The scheme as it stands today, covers:
(I) Central Government employees residing in CGHS covered cities.
(ii) Judges of Supreme Court of India and Judges of High Court Ql Delhi, including employees residing in CGHS areas.
(iii) Retired Judges of Supreme Court of India and retired Judges of all High Courts of India residing in CGHS areas.
(iv) Freedom fighters [OEM. No. S-1101 1lC194-CGHS (P) dated 16.8.943
(y) Members and Ex-Members of Parliament.
(vi) Central Government pensioners1 who were members of CGIIS just before retirement.
(vii) Employees of some semi-Government bodies/seIniGOVCrfl1TIeflt organisations (upto dispensary level only).
(viii) Accredited Journalists (upto Dispensary level only).
(ix) Ex-Governors d Ex-Vice Presidents of India.
3. FACILITIES PROVIDED TO MEMBERS
The following facilities are being provide4 to the beneficiaries through the dispensaries and polyclinics
Government and recognised hospitals:
(I) Out Patient care facilities in all systems.
(ii) Emergency services in Allopathic system.
(iii) Free supply of necessary drugs.
(iv) Lab. and Radiological investigations.
(y) Domiciliary visits Lo seriously ill-patients. All the Medical Officers are under an obligation to
visit the patients who are unable Lo attend the dispensary. The visits to be entered into a Register.
(vi) Specialist consultation both at the dispensary and hospital level.
(vii) Family Welfare Services.
(viii) Treatment in specialised hospitals, both in Govt. and private n.cognised hospitals.
4. FACILITIES FOR PENSIONERS
(1) The same type of medical facilities are provided to the Central Government pensioners residing
in CGHS covered areas as are being provided to the serving Central Government employees.
(ii) Extension of CGHS to All India Service Pensioners.
The All India Service pensioners who retire while serving under the State will also be eligible for
Government of India
Central Government Health Scheme
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 011.
Dated the 23.03.1988
Subject : Extension of CGHS facilities to Press Representation.
In continuation to this office order of even number dated 4th March, 1988, the revised instructions of the Ministry contained in their office Memorandum No.S.11011/3/88-CGHS(P) dated 16th March, 1988 are reproduced below for information and necessary action.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (CGHS)
Government of India
Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health
New Delhi, dated the : 16th March, 1988
Subject : Extension of CGHS facilities to Press representatives.
In partial modification of this Ministry’s O.M.No.S.11011/3/88-CGHS(P) dated 11th March, 1988 on the subject mentioned above, the undersigned is directed to say that the Press Correspondents in Delhi accredited by the Principal Information Officer will be entitled to Nursing facilities in the central Government Hospitals on the same conditions as are applicable to the Central Government servants.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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