GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 313
ANSWERED ON 11.07.2014
CGHS DISPENSARIES HOSPITALS
313 . Smt. KRISHNA RAJ
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) the criteria fixed by the Government for setting up of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in particular area; and
(b) the total number of allopathic/ AYUSH dispensaries and hospitals along with the steps taken by the Government to open new allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries/hospitals in the country State/ UT-wise including Uttar Pradesh?
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (DR. HARSH VARDHAN)
(a):The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-
(i) In an existing CGHS city:- For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).
(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City:- For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders. However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.
(b): The details about number of CGHS allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries and Hospitals in the country, State/UT-wise are at Annexure.
Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken not to expand CGHS to cover new cities/ areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States/UT’s namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Gujarat and Pudduchery.
In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.
STATEMENT SHOWING DETAILS OF CGHS HOSPITALS/WELLNESS CENTRES
Source for Annexure: http://126.96.36.199/Annexture_New/lsq16/2/au313.htm
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