The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is a welfare scheme introduced by Govt.of India under Ministry of Health and Family welfare initially in Delhi on 1st July 1954. Over time, it has grown all over the country both in coverage and scope. Now there are 25 CGHS units in different cities to provide comprehensive Medical care facilities to the Central Government employees (serving & pensioners), their family members, and other entitled categories for a token contribution.


The beneficiaries can avail healthcare services in different systems of medicine such as Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, and Siddha. Functioning of CGHS is within the ambit of the rules and regulation laid down from time to time by the Directorate of CGHS, under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

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