Tuesday 25 April 2023

Fill vacancies and ensure adequate medicine supply: PSC to CGHS

 Fill vacancies and ensure adequate medicine supply: PSC to CGHS

The Committee recommends the Ministry to expedite recruitment of 340 candidates selected through Combined Medical Examination


Amid a growing load of new COVID cases in India, the Central Government Health Scheme’s (CGHS) report card, which provides comprehensive healthcare to over 34 lakh of its employees and pensioners, does not read well.

While the Health Ministry recently announced revised package rates for all CGHS beneficiaries, the scheme continues to be plagued by non-availability of medicines in dispensaries, inability to fully utilise allotted funds, vacant posts across the country (medical offices and non-gazetted staff), delay in clearance of dues owing to private hospitals and poor experience of beneficiaries.

This was highlighted in the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare tabled in Rajya Sabha.

As per the report, the vacanct position under CGHS has approximately 22% posts in allopathic medical offices and 39% in non-gazetted staff.


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