GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
QUESTION NO 443
ANSWERED ON 19.12.2017
Establishing of new CGHS Wellness Centre in Himachal Pradesh
Smt. Viplove Thakur
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state :-
(a) the norms for establishment of new Wellness Centre under CGHS;
(b) the details of existing Wellness Centres in Himachal Pradesh, location-wise;
(c) whether Government proposes to establish a new Wellness Centre by relaxing the norms in district Kangra, where a number of CGHS beneficiaries are facing great difficulty due to non-availability of CGHS Wellness Centre; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): The norms for establishment of new Wellness Centre under CGHS are as under:-
i. In an existing CGHS:- 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 Pensioner).
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.
(b): There is one CGHS Wellness Centre located at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
(c): There is no such proposal.
(d): The resources under CGHS are fully committed and its is not possible at present to extend CGHS network to areas that are presently not covered even with the existing criteria.
Source: RAJYA SABHA