Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare virtually inaugurated the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) in Mysuru, Karnataka, Chandrapur, and Maharashtra on Wednesday in the presence of Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar.
Expressing his elation at the event, Dr Mandaviya said that the two CGHS HWCs will play a pivotal role in providing good medical facilities to the people of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Congratulating the beneficiaries on the opening of the CGHS HWCs at Mysuru and Chandrapur, he stated that “It is our government’s responsibility to provide quality healthcare services and welfare for our government employees and retired officials.”
The Union Health Minister added that these centres would support increasing the ease of attaining medical services. He highlighted that the number of CGHS Centres has increased from 25 in 2014 to 77.
He further added that “the Union Government is following ‘token to total’ approach by not only opening HWCs but also assuring increased medical professionals and their training through more medical colleges”. “To reach the remotest part of the country, digital interventions like teleconsultations and ABDM has been taken. Janaushadhi Kendras have been established and the Ayushman Bharat yojana scheme has been launched. The Union Government has been undertaking various reforms so that “Health for all” can be ensured”, he stated.
Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar declared that “CGHS would give robust coverage to pensioners and with new innovations and practices inculcated in these centres”. She highlighted that the government has taken several measures to improve health facilities under CGHS. “The Union Govt started some of the ambitious initiatives like PMJAY, PM ABHIM, and HWCs to provide welfare to every citizen of the country. We are hopeful that these HWCs opened today in the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru, and City of Black gold Chandrapur would ensure the same”, she noted.
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She also underlined that the new CGHS centre in Mysuru will not only provide healthcare services to serving and retired Central Government employees residing in the region but also the neighboring areas of Coorg, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Sriranga Pattana and ease the hardship of pensioners living in nearby areas like Nanjanagudu.
Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Shri Alok Saxena, Addl. Secy, CGHS, and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.
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