Union Health Ministry launched myCGHS iOS app.

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  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the myCGHS app for the iOS ecosystem of devices.
  • The app is designed to enhance access to Electronic Health Records, information, and resources for Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries.
  • It empowers CGHS beneficiaries with convenient access to essential healthcare features right at their fingertips.
  • The myCGHS iOS app is developed by the technical teams of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) Himachal Pradesh and the NIC Health Team.
  • The myCGHS app will now be available for download on both iOS and Android platforms, free of charge.
  • The app features, security features like 2-factor authentication and functionality of mPIN ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of users’ data.

myCGHS app services 

  • Booking and cancellation of online appointments,
  • Downloading CGHS card and index card, 
  • Accessing lab reports from CGHS labs, 
  • Checking medical reimbursement claim status, 
  • Locating nearby impanelled hospitals, labs, and dental 

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

  • The scheme was started in 1954 in Delhi. Presently approximately 42 lakh beneficiaries are covered by CGHS in 80 cities all over India.
  • The Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 has entrusted the responsibility of providing medical care to the Central Government Servants to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

CGHS provides health care through the following systems of Medicine:

  • Allopathic
  • Homoeopathic
  • Indian system of medicine



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For serving Central Government employees residing in CGHS covered areas, obtaining a CGHS card is compulsory.

Eligibility for Joining CGHS

Central Government Employees (Current and Retired):

  • This includes employees working under the Central Civil Estimates (except Railways and Delhi Administration).

Dependents of Central Government Employees (Current and Retired):

  • Spouse
  • Unmarried/dependent children (age limitations may apply)
  • Dependent parents (in some cases)
  • Dependent, widowed, or unmarried sisters (in some situations)

Facilities available under CGHS

  • OPD (Outpatient Department) Treatment
  • Specialist Consultation at Polyclinic/Government Hospitals.
  • Cashless facility available for treatment in impanelled hospitals and diagnostic centers for Pensioners and other identified beneficiaries.
  • Reimbursement of expenses for treatment availed in Government /Private Hospitals under emergency.
  • Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha system of medicines (AYUSH).

CGHS Cards 

These cards provide access to healthcare services for beneficiaries of the CGHS program in India. 

All the CGHS beneficiaries and their dependents are being provided with photo ID plastic cards individually with unique beneficiary ID numbers which need to be produced at each service point to avail of the facilities.

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