The Union Health Ministry has decided to revise the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) package rates for all beneficiaries and has also simplified the referral process under it for the benefit of the employees, according to an official statement.
For the approximately 42 lakh Central government employees, pensioners, and other beneficiary categories registered in the programme, as well as their dependents, CGHS serves as the nodal healthcare provider.
The CGHS provides a comprehensive range of medical services, including preventive, promotive, curative, and diagnostic services. It also includes hospitalization, specialist consultations, and medicines.
OPD rates increased from Rs. 150 to Rs. 350, while the IPD consultation price increased by Rs. 50 to Rs. 350. ICU services, which include accommodation for all ward entitlements, have been set at Rs 5,400.