Friday , June 14 2024

CGHS Package Rates: Big news for center employees and pensioners! CGHS package rates changed, know the new rates

CGHS Package Rates: There is important news for the employees and pensioners of the center. There has been a change in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates for general surgeries. This change in rates has been made recently. CGHS Directorate of the Department of Health and Family Welfare under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given information in this regard. According to him, the revised rates have come into effect from February 1, 2024. These rates will replace the previous CGHS package rates. While all other terms and conditions have been kept unchanged. The changed rates will remain valid till further orders.

Who gets the benefit of CGHS facilities?

Central Government employees, except Railways and Delhi Administration, along with their families are eligible for CGHS. Similarly, Central Government pensioners and their families, except Railways and Armed Forces pensioners, can also avail CGHS benefits.

Who is eligible for the revised rates of CGHS package?

The eligibility criteria for availing medical facilities under CGHS is 'residence'. Therefore, Central Government employees and their family members residing in any notified city are covered under this scheme. CGHS services are available in 80 cities across India. The revised rates for general surgery are applicable in all these cities.

To avail CGHS services, Central Government employees must submit the required form along with photographs of eligible family members to the Ministry/Department/Office where they are employed.

Central Government pensioners can obtain CGHS card from the Additional Director office in their city. Required forms can be obtained from the city Additional Director office (Additional Director Headquarters in case of Delhi) or downloaded from the CGHS website. If the PPO (Pension Payment Order) is not ready yet then a provisional card can be obtained on the basis of the last pay certificate.

Revised CGHS Package Rates for General Surgery (effective from February 1, 2024)

Sl.No. No. code CGHS Treatment/Procedure/Checklist Revised CGHS Rates (NABH Credit) Revised CGHS Rates (Non-NABH Accredited)
1 3 wound dressing 300 rupees Rs 255
2 5 Aspiration pleural effusion – diagnosis 700 rupees Rs 595
3 6 Aspiration pleural effusion – medical 700 rupees Rs 595
4 7 Abdominal/Peritoneal Aspiration – Diagnostic/Aseptic Tapping/Paracentesis – Diagnostic 700 rupees Rs 595
5 8 Abdominal / Peritoneal Aspiration – Clinical / Ascitic Tapping / Paracentesis – Clinical 750 rupees 640 rupees
6 12 Removing stitches/stitches (7-12 stitches) 200 rupees 170 rupees
7 13 phlebotomy 700 rupees Rs 595

What is CGHS?

CGHS is a health scheme of the government. Under this, it provides health facilities to its employees, pensioners and their dependents. This scheme was started in 1954. Since then it has spread throughout the country. Facilities like OPD and IPD treatment, medicines and tests are available under the scheme.