CGHS Wellness Centre to be launched in Kochi
The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Wellness Centre will be launched in Kochi soon. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already issued an order in this regard.
After the establishment of this centre, a number of senior pensioners, who are staying in the central part of Kerala, will be benefited.
TK Damodaran, Joint Secretary, Defence Civilian Pensioners Welfare Association, said, "At present, the CGHS facility is available only in Thiruvananthapuram in the state. Patients from the northern region of the state are finding it extremely difficult to reach Thiruvananthapuram. Once the Kochi dispensary is opened, it will be of great help to old and ailing persons."
"We got Kochi dispensary sanctioned after a Herculean task and with the help of a few honourable MPs from Kerala. It was a dream project of the late Justice V R Krishna Iyer," he added.
CGHS Wellness Centre will also be introduced at Visakhapatnam, Baghbat, Jalandhar, Srinagar and Varanasi.