Urgent need to start operation of CGHS – Dispensary in Ludhiana
Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal state secretary Mohinder Aggarwal writes to PM Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Ludhiana: Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) state secretary Mohinder Aggarwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan highlighting an urgent need to start operation of CGHS – Dispensary (new CGHS Allopathic WC’s in mega city of Ludhiana) for all central govt employees/ staff by way of constitution of coordination committee of central govt departments/ central govt undertaking departments and BSNL controlled by GoI.
The copy of this representation has also been sent to Dr Manoj Jain, Addl DDG(HQ) CGHS, GoI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.
In his representation, he stated that all central government department employees/ staff and central govt undertaking staff / BSNL staff are feeling discouraged and isolated, as there is no CGHS Dispensary and reputed hospitals approved by the CGHS are in operation in Mega city of Ludhiana. The Directions of Addl. DDG(HQ) CGHS, GoI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi circulated under No. Z15025/49/2019/DIR/CGHS are not being implemented since 8th August 2019.
He added that as per information collected by him from central govt department and various employees of central govt, came in contact with him declare that there is no CGHS Dispensary is in operation at Ludhiana, whereas CGHS Dispensary (CGHS Allopathic WCs) are in operation in Chandigarh and Jalandhar.
He said it is not out of the place to mention that why action is not being taken to open CGHS Dispensary, as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare directions, for treatment of central govt department staff/ central govt department undertakings and BSNL staff by opening of CGHS Dispensary by way of constituting of coordination committee of all central govt departments, in mega city of Ludhiana.
He pointed out that as per Constitution of India, every employee/staff has the fundamental right to take medical treatment from all reputed hospitals and if CGHS Dispensary is opened in mega city of Ludhiana, then employees / staff/ retirees are at liberty to offer preference of taking the treatment from CGHS Dispensary (CGHS Allopathic WCs).
He said there are various central govt offices in mega city of Ludhiana, such as Commissioner of Income Tax Rishi Nagar Ludhiana, Commissioner GST (Central Excise & Customs) Rishi Nagar Ludhiana, Departments of Railways Ministry, Senior Post Master Head Post Office, Mini Secretariat, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana and so on.
He has requested to issue directions to concerned Directorate General of CGHS for opening of CGHS Dispensary in Ludhiana on the pattern of Chandigarh and Jalandhar by giving. He said before issue of orders for opening of CGHS Dispensary in mega city of Ludhiana, it is requested to send intimation to all heads of the central govt departments and it will be preferred if such news be circulated through press/ media/ print media.
It may be mentioned here that Mohinder Aggarwal is also a Social RTI / RTS / RTE Activist.