भारत सरकार/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Date:- 20th May 2022
Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 12.04.2022 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.
(32.2) Periodical Health check-up of pensioners
The Central Government Pensioners Welfare Association, Jaipur suggested that a periodical health checkup for pensioners may be conducted at least once in six months or one year, on all health parameters.
Discussion/Decision on the agenda item
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that Pensioners aged 75 years and above are permitted to undergo annual health check-up. However, those pensioners who are less than 75 years of age and desirous of a medical check-up can also have annual health check up on a referral from CGHS Medical Officer. Since, cashless services are rendered to pensioners, once a referral for Medical Check-up is given, no cash payment would be required to be made at the empanelled hospitals. It was stated that the guidelines already exist for medical officers at Wellness Centres for referring the pensioners for periodical medical checkup. MoS (PP) directed that since the Pensioners’ Associations have complained that CGHS Wellness Centres are not adhering to these guidelines, the guidelines in this respect may be reiterated to all Wellness Centres for strict compliance.
(Action: Ministry of Health & FW)