GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1691
ANSWERED ON 16.08.2013
COMPUTERIZATION IN CGHS
1691 . Shri RAJAGOPAL LAGADAPATI
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether all the allopathy and AYUSH dispensaries/hospitals under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the country have been Computerized
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor, dispensary/hospital wise;
(c) the time by which the remaining dispensaries/hospitals are likely to be computerized;
(d) whether the beneficiaries can avail the facilities of CGHS from anywhere in the country;
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(f) the corrective steps taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
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(a) to (c): All allopathic dispensaries in the country except the one in Jammu have been computerized. 26 out of 32 AYUSH dispensaries/units in Delhi NCR have been computerized. AYUSH dispensaries / units in outside cities have not been computerized. 19 P & T dispensaries in 12 cities, which have been taken over recently by CGHS w.e.f. 01.08.2013, are also not computerized. The 4 CGHS hospitals (all in Delhi) have also not been computerized. No time frame can be given at this stage.
The reasons for non- computerizations:-
# Allopathic and AYUSH dispensaries outside Delhi NCR and CGHS hospitals were not included when the current computerization process was initiated.
# 6 AYUSH dispensaries in Delhi NCR- two Ayurvedic dispensaries/units at Kidwai Nagar and Gurgaon are under shifting. Computers in two Unani dispensaries/units at Naraina and South Avenue have not become functional for want of pharmacists. Two other units, i.e., Ayurvedic dispensary/unit at R.K. Puram, Sector- 12 and Unani dispensary/unit at Shahdara require some additional infrastructure/work for computerization.
(d) to (f): After computerization, the CGHS dispensaries are web connected and beneficiaries can avail medical consultation and medicines from any CGHS Wellness Centre/Dispensary across the country.