Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS coverage for more Cities
CGHS is presently operational in 37 cities all over the country. A list of cities presently covered under CGHS is given below:
Besides, steps have been taken to cover more cities under CGHS, as follows:-
Necessary Order regarding opening of new CGHS Allopathic Wellness Centres at Kochi, Varanasi, Srinagar, Jalandhar, Visakhapatnam, Baghpat, Faridabad and Jabalpur has been issued.
The order regarding merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries with CGHS has also been issued.
CGHS pensioner beneficiaries residing in non-CGHS areas have the following options to avail medical facility under CGHS:-
They have the option to avail CGHS facility by registering themselves in the nearest CGHS city after making the required subscription.
CGHS pensioner beneficiaries (and their dependent and eligible family members), who are holding a valid CGHS card and are residing in a non-CGHS areas shall be eligible to obtain treatment from Government Hospitals (Central Govt./State Govt./Local Self Government/hospitals recognized under CS (MA) Rules, 1944/hospitals and clinics empanelled under ECHS) and submit the medical reimbursement claim to the Additional Director of the concerned CGHS City, where the CGHS card is registered through CMO in-charge of CGHS Wellness Centre, where the CGHS card is registered.
In case of non-emergency treatment from hospitals approved under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 and Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), it is necessary to obtain prior approval from CMO in-charge of concerned Wellness Centre where the CGHS card is registered.
In case of medical emergency, treatment may be obtained from any hospital and medical claim shall be submitted to the Additional Director/Joint Director of the concerned CGHS City through CMO in-charge of concerned CGHS Wellness Centre, where the CGHS card is registered.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here on 12th February, 2019.