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Posted: 05 Sep 2012 12:11 PM PDT

NEW DELHI – 110001

F.No. 1-92/11-12/CGHS/IMP/7013-30
Date: 03-09-2012


Subject :
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that Inj. CABAZITAXEL is being issued to CGHS beneficiaries for treatment of Carcinoma Prostate through Medical Store Depot, Gole Market, New Delhi.

Now the matter has been examined by committee of experts and it is decided that Inj. Cabazitaxel can be issued to CGHS beneficiaries suffering from Carcinoma Prostate as a second line therapy only in “Docetaxel Resistant cases.” It can be prescribed by Medical Oncologist, Urologist and Radiotherapist only.

Dr. B.P.Arneja 
Addl. Director 
CGHS Dispensary at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Government is examining the feasibility of opening a CGHS Wellness centre in Shimla.

Central Government Health Scheme is not in operation in 10 states. 

Serving Central Government employees residing in areas not covered by CGHS like Himachal Pradesh can avail health benefits under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. Central Civil pensioners residing in non-CGHS area have the option to avail CGHS facilities from the nearest CGHS city. 

Apart from the above, pensioners residing in non CGHS area can also opt for Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs. 300 per month instead of OPD treatment.

The above information was collected from the official website of Rajya Sabha in the category of Unstarred Questions and Answers, Minster of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad has said in a written reply on 4th Septemeber, 2012.

Review of Right to Information (RTI) Act

In a written reply Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy said in the Rajya Sabha to the questions pertaining to review of Right to Information Act. 

A study was conducted through an independent organization to assess the key issues and constraints in implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

The study points out that there is inadequate planning by the public authorities in regard to supply of information; awareness about the Act in rural areas is much less than in urban areas; awareness amongst women is much less than men; the gap in implementation of the Act is because of lack of clear accountability in respect of various functionaries etc. In this regard, the study recommended measures for improving awareness on right to information; improving convenience in filing information requests; improving efficiency of the Information Commissions, enhancing accountability and clarity of various stakeholders, etc. 

The Act provides for imposition of penalty on the public information officer in case the information is not supplied within the stipulated time frame. It ensures timely supply of information. 

The Government has taken steps to build the capacity of the demand and supply side through training, on-line certificate course, and publication of guides on the Right to Information Act. Awareness Generation has been undertaken through print, electronic, outdoor media and workshops. An RTI Logo has been designed and propagated widely. Apart from this, a clarificatory order was also issued vide OM No. 1/18/2007-IR dated 21st September, 2007 impressing upon the public authorities to disclose maximum information proactively so that citizens need not resort to filing of RTI applications to access information available with the public authorities. 

Charges for eye operations under CGHS

In the Rajya Sabha today Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad informed in written answer to the question of charges for eye operations under CGHS from CGHS beneficiaries, particularly in the hospital of 'Centre for Sight'... 

Centre for Sight is an empanelled private hospital under Central government Health Scheme (CGHS) for different eye procedures and as per terms and conditions of empanelment and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed with CGHS, it is expected to charge as per the CGHS approved rates from CGHS beneficiaries. 

The CGHS rates to be charged by empanelled eye centres is placed at Annexure.

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