ECHS Seminar under ageis Western Command
Wednesday, 06 April 2011
CHANDIGARH: A two day All India Seminar on Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) concluded Wednesday under aegis of HQ Western Command. The Seminar was attended by over 40 senior officers from Army, Navy and Indian Air Force as well as a number of veterans.
Lt Gen SR Ghosh, GOC-in-C Western Command inaugurated it. The Seminar assessed the present functioning of the scheme at grass-root level, and identified areas which need special attention and evolve various measures to make the scheme more efficient and user friendly.
The ECHS was launched in April 2003 with the aim of providing Medicare and healthcare to veterans of the three services and to their families/ dependants. More than 36 lakh ex-servicemen, including their dependants are being covered under this scheme through 227 Defence Polyclinics and 1355 empanelled private hospitals of eminence throughout the country.
The number of Polyclinics would be increased to 426 by 01 Apr 2013, in order to take the Medicare to the country’s remotest areas as well as to Nepal.
Seminar on ECHS held at Western Command
Gen VK Singh COAS inaugurated Basantar Sainik Aramgrah at Panchkula
Punjab Newsline Network Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Gen V K Singh, COAS and Lt Gen S R Ghosh, GOC-in-C, WC having a look around the newly constructed Basant Sainik Aramgrah at PanchkulaCHANDIGARH: General VK Singh, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) visited Chandimandir Tuesday and discussed operational and training issues with Lt Gen SR Ghosh, GOC-in-C Western Command.
An important facet of his visit was the inauguration of the Basantar Sainik Aramgrah in Sector 2 Panchkula. The COAS dedicated this 56 room complex to the gallant veterans of the Indian Army who had devoted their lives in the service of the nation. The Aramgrah will provide much needed transit facilities to both outstations veterans and serving soldiers coming to the Tricity for medical treatment or for various other requirements.
The Army Chief also met the participants of a two day Tri Service Seminar on the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) conducted by HQ Western Command. He complimented all the participants for their dedication and commitment to make the ECHS a success towards providing medical care to the Veterans staying in far flung areas. He also listened to the problems of Ex- Service men during the inaugural function.
Gen V K Singh , COAS also laid the foundation stone of Basantar Senior Veterans' Enclave in the campus of the Basantar Sainik Aramgrah, Panchkula.
Basantar Sainik Aramgrah at Panchkula
OIC Polyclinic plays SMART card trump?
Apr 26, 2011 by sankhyan
I am writing this from Faridabad. ECHS polyclinic in Faridabad has became a rehabilitation centre for retired Commissioned Officers. They come to polyclinic and sit with any Doctor of their choice without their turn and remain sited (seated) their for a lot of time. No one in the polyclinic has dared to object them. Every person visiting ECHS polyclinic is a patient. Ill person has no discrimination. But the officials at polyclinic Faridabad has discrimination of a Commissioned Officer and Other ranks. If some one try to object the matter with OIC he threatens to suspend his ECHS Card.
Tailpiece: How many Polyclinics provide working torch lights for their Medical Doctors?
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