Saturday, June 19, 2010

ECHS: Army chief inaugurates ex-servicemen’s polyclinic

Army chief inaugurates ex-servicemen’s polyclinic
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:39:18 PM by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh Tuesday inaugurated a polyclinic for ex-servicemen in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of the national capital, that will provide quality services to nearly 22,000 former defence personnel and their families.
The polyclinic, constructed at the military station in Dundahera, was built at a cost of Rs.49.07 lakh. “It will provide quality OPD services to 22,000 ECHS (Ex-servicemen’s Contributory Health Scheme) beneficiaries,” an army spokesperson said.

On May 26, in a major effort to boost the quality of medicare provided to India’s 34 lakh ex-servicemen and their dependents, the cabinet approved the creation of 199 additional polyclinics at a cost of Rs.141 crore ($30 million), to take their total number to 426.

As part of this, another polyclinic will be established at Gurgaon’s Sohna Road, one the eight more coming up in the National Capital Region, which presently has six such clinics.

The ECHS was started in April 2003 to meet the long-standing demand of the armed forces veterans for comprehensive medical cover.

Nearly 11 lakh ex-servicemen have joined the scheme, and together with their dependents, the beneficiary base of the scheme has crossed 34 lakh.

A total of 1,355 hospitals and diagnostic centres are empanelled in the country for providing cashless treatment to the ECHS beneficiaries.
Army chief inaugurates ex-servicemen’s polyclinic

No comments:


The contents posted on these Blogs are personal reflections of the Bloggers and do not reflect the views of the "Report My Signal- Blog" Team.
Neither the "Report my Signal -Blogs" nor the individual authors of any material on these Blogs accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused (including through negligence), which anyone may directly or indirectly suffer arising out of use of or reliance on information contained in or accessed through these Blogs.
This is not an official Blog site. This forum is run by team of ex- Corps of Signals, Indian Army, Veterans for social networking of Indian Defence Veterans. It is not affiliated to or officially recognized by the MoD or the AHQ, Director General of Signals or Government/ State.
The Report My Signal Forum will endeavor to edit/ delete any material which is considered offensive, undesirable and or impinging on national security. The Blog Team is very conscious of potentially questionable content. However, where a content is posted and between posting and removal from the blog in such cases, the act does not reflect either the condoning or endorsing of said material by the Team.
Blog Moderator: Lt Col James Kanagaraj (Retd)