MYCGHS APP (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Health)

News-CRUX-10     5th April 2024        

Context: Recently, the secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the myCGHS app.

myCGHS app

  • About: The app is tailored to improve access to Electronic Health Records, information, and resources for Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries.
  • Developed by: National Informatics Centre (NIC) Himachal Pradesh and NIC Health Team, ensuring reliability and quality.
  • Features: Offering a suite of features aimed at enhancing information and accessibility for CGHS beneficiaries, making healthcare management more convenient.
  • Wide Range of Services: Facilitates various services including appointment booking, accessing lab reports, checking medicine history, and more, providing comprehensive healthcare management options.
  • Security Features: Incorporates robust security measures like 2-factor authentication and mPIN functionality to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of users' data.

Central Government Health Scheme

  • About: It is a comprehensive healthcare scheme initiated by the Central Government for its employees, pensioners, and dependents, aiming to provide quality healthcare services.
  • Establishment:1954, 
  • Aim: To cater to the healthcare needs of government employees and their families, ensuring accessible medical facilities.
  • Targeted Beneficiaries: Provides healthcare facilities to registered employees and pensioners of the Central Government of India, ensuring their well-being.
  • Reimbursement Facilities: Enrolled members are offered reimbursement and cashless facilities under this scheme, easing financial burdens related to healthcare.
  • Coverage: Encompasses healthcare under various systems of medicine such as Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, and Unani, catering to diverse medical needs.
  • Choice of Hospitals: CGHS beneficiaries have the flexibility to undergo treatment at any empanelled private hospital of their choice, enhancing accessibility and options for quality healthcare.