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Parliamentary Panel Asks Government to Extend CGHS to All KVS Employees

Parliamentary Panel Asks Government to Extend CGHS to All KVS Employees

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has asked the government to extend the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to employees and pensioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) across the country.
Presently, the CGHS facilities are available only in Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Mumbai and Delhi.
The Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, which examined the  Central Government Health Scheme functioning, felt that there should not be any bias in extending the CGHS to employees and pensioners of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

In its report presented to the Parliament, the panel headed by BSP MP Satish Chandra Mishra said such an unfair arrangement would breed corruption.
The panel asked the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to take a balanced and humanitarian view towards addressing the demand of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan employees.

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  • At the commencement of CGHS, we were told the aim was to extend this facility to every District headquarter in the country. This could not be achieved, resulting in terrible rush at polyclinics, non availability of prescribed medicine, and lack of empanelled Labs. and Hospitals.. Parliamentarians should first ensure availability of medicines and number of patients at polyclinices,before being generous to other organisations.