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CGHS dispensary a boon for city residents

gurgaon Updated: Dec 27, 2012 01:42 IST
HT Correspondent

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary at Sector 55-56, which opened on December 14, has come as a boon for city denizens.

Earlier, CGHS beneficiaries had to go to Gol Market in New Delhi and Jacobpura in Old Gurgaon to purchase medicines as there was no facility in their area.

The medical facility also offers other services such as referral slips, pharmacy - from where patients may procure medicines free-of-charge - consultation, tests, etc.

"The dispensary is a boon for many city residents. I don't go to Gol market to buy medicines now," said BM Sharma (70), resident of Sector 50.

Manju Attrey, chief medical officer, CGHS dispensary, said, "I have asked for a lab in-charge to be deputed at the facility to collect the blood samples of patients." Meanwhile, many patients visit the dispensary to seek referral services.

"Nearly 70% of the patients seek referral for Medanta and Artemis Hospitals," said Sanjeev Saxena, president, CGHS Beneficiaries Welfare Association (CGHS BWA), Gurgaon.

The two-year-old CGHS BWA has been fighting for the setting up of the dispensary from its inception.

Meanwhile, the Haryana health ministry had given the built-up five-room dispensary to CGHS on a two-year lease, which was under renovation.