Loksabha Q&A – CGHS Wellness Centres
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4521
TO BE ANSWERED ON: 19TH JULY 2019
CGHS Wellness Centres
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) the number of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries/ Wellness centres functioning/proposed to be set up in the country, State/UT-wise including Tamil Nadu;
(b) the details of criteria adopted for setting up new CGHS dispensaries/ Wellness centres in the country;
(c) whether the Government has any proposal to amend the criteria to set up new such dispensaries and if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the steps taken by the Government to set up CGHS dispensaries/wellness centres in Trichy, Coimbatore/Erode and Thanjavur for Government employees and Pensioners?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a) & (b): The number of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries/ Wellness Centres functioning and approved for opening are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.
The norms for establishment of new Wellness Centre under CGHS are as under:-
I. In an existing CGHS City:- For opening of a new CGHS Wellness Centre 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 6000 Card holders.
(c): Presently, there is no such proposal.
(d): CGHS Wellness Centre is functional at Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) since 1st April 2019. Presently, there is no proposal to open a Wellness Centre in Coimbatore/ Erode and Tanjavur.