As of now, more than one lakh CGHS beneficiaries have been enrolled in CGHS Pune Region. All these Central Government Employees and Pensioners have more facility in the form of additional private hospitals where they can get specialized medical Treatment.

It was informed by Dr R S Katke, additional director of CGHS, Pune that Several hospitals in the periphery of the city have been included in the list in order to reduce the burden on the hospitals in the city, said .

The government has also issued orders to merge 19 postal dispensaries across 12 cities with CGHS. Officials said even as issues like the posts of doctors, pharmacists and clerical staff will be discussed once these dispensaries are merged, doctors will continue to provide services. Katke said there are 3,434 serving employees of the post and telegraph department and 1,298 pensioners.

As per the Central government order issued on 31.07.2013, the 11 new hospitals on the list are Sharada Clinic at Ghorpade Peth, Sanjeevani Hospital, Uttamnagar, Kohakade Hospital, Chandannagar, Pawana Hospital, Maval, Chintamani Hospital, Bibvewadi, Sainath Hospital, Pune-Nashik Road, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Kothrud, Rao Nursing Home, Bibwewadi, Aadhar Hospital, Dehu Road, Colony Nursing Home, Navi Peth and Sahyadri Specialty Hospital, Karve Road.

Meanwhile, nine hospitals on the panel have been permitted to provide additional specialities to beneficiaries. “This will help our beneficiaries avail themselves of better facilities in growing number of hospitals which was not the case so far,” said Katke.

For instance, presently empanelled for endoscopic surgery, Shashwat Hospital can now offer additional facilities like joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy, specialty orthopaedics, chemotherapy among others. Similarly, Sanjeevan Hospital on Karve Road can now provide facilities like CT scan, chemotherapy etc. Krishna Hospital on Paud Road that is empanelled for orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement surgery, will be now able to offer facilities like intensive care unit and chemotherapy.

Source : Indian Express