The cleaning work (housekeeping) has been outsourced in the CGHS due to vacant posts of Safaiwala. The outsourcing has been done pursuant to DoPT guidelines that no further recruitment to Group D posts would be done w.e.f. April 2010.
In view of the overcrowding in certain CGHS wellness centres elderly beneficiaries may have to wait to meet the doctors and collect medicines.
CGHS has already issued guidelines that elderly beneficiaries will be provided privileged access to medical facilities at the dispensaries in order to minimize the waiting time of the elderly patients.
The CGHS dispensary proposed at Najafgarh is yet to be handed over to CGHS by the Delhi Police authority who has constructed the building in the premises of the Police Training School, Jhadoda Kalan. This is a temporary accommodation for the CGHS wellness centre till a permanent premise is built in Najafgarh area.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.