There is some good news for thousands of beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) staying in New Gurgaon.
Haryana has recently given permission to the Central government to run a dispensary in Sector 55.
In a series of reports, HT has highlighted the hardships faced by residents due to the existence of only one CGHS dispensary which caters to more than 50,000 patients in the city.
In a written order to the director general of health services on May 20, the Haryana financial commissioner and principal secretary have allotted the dispensary building for a period of two years.
They have also suggested constitution of a committee of civil surgeon and estate officer to negotiate terms and conditions with CGHS for handing over the building.
The building was occupied by a private city hospital but was vacated more than a year ago.
The move has been welcomed by the Gurgaon District CGHS Beneficiary Association as most of its members stay far from Jacobpura, where the sole dispensary is located, and have to travel quite a distance for medical attention.
“We will be spared of travelling long distances to visit the dispensary,” said GL Saxena, retired SDE and executive member of the association.