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Health ministry simplified referral system under CGHS, permitting all beneficiaries to seek OPD consultations from specialists at empanelled private hospitals after due referral.

As per new guidelines, after consultation at empanelled hospital, beneficiary shall report back to wellness centre concerned, where medical officer would endorse listed investigation and issue medicines.

  1. Central Government Health Scheme was launched in 1954, to provide comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners enrolled under the scheme.
  2. CGHS caters to healthcare needs of eligible beneficiaries covering all four pillars of democratic set up in India namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press.
  3. CGHS is model Healthcare facility provider for Central Government employees & Pensioners and is unique of its kind due to the large volume of the beneficiary base, and open-ended generous approach of providing health care.