After being confronted with lots of challenges and successfully subjugating them, the impending notion of serving and retired Central government employees and their family members is set to come true. A CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) Wellness Centre has been set up on the premises of the Government Hospital for Mental Care in Visakhapatnam.
The documents regarding transfer of land to the CGHS were handed over by the Hospital Superintendent Radharani to the Additional Director of CGHS G. Vijay Bhaskar in the presence of MP K. Haribabu on Tuesday.
The CGHS was started under the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1954 with the objective of providing comprehensive medical care facilities to Central Government employees, pensioners and their dependents residing in CGHS covered cities.
The scheme was initially started in Delhi in 1954. Subsequently CGHS Services were extended to cities and towns. The main components of the Scheme are the dispensary services including domiciliary care and hospitalization including X-Ray, ECG and Laboratory Examinations.
All Central Govt. Employees, Pensioners and their eligible family members residing in CGHS covered areas are entitled for CGHS facilities.
Mr.Haribabu discussed with the gathering that there had been a need and a demand for setting up of the CGHS Wellness Centre in Visakhapatnam for the last 25 years.
“I had promised to get the facility for the city before the general elections and began pursuing the issue soon after getting elected as MP from Visakhapatnam. Though there was a lot of vacant government land in the city, procedural delays and official apathy came in the way of realisation of the facility,” he said. Finally, a few old sheds on the land on which they were located was allotted for the CGHS centre.