CGHS Empanelled Hospitals under CGHS in Delhi NCR.

CGHS Empanelled Hospitals
   Some private hospitals in Delhi NCR are no longer on the list of CGHS empanelled private hospitals. The details are as under:
   1. The following hospitals have opted not to renew their empanelment with CGHS after completion of two years of empanelment. Accordingly they have been removed from CGHS panel w.e.f. 13.02.2013:
   (i) Escort’s Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi
   (ii)Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi
   2. Empanelment of following two hospitals has been suspended:
   (i) Max Devki Devi Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi (w.e.f. 13.02.2013) as the hospital stopped credit facility to eligible CGHS beneficiaries;

   (ii) Bapu Nature Cure Hospital, New Delhi (w.e.f.12.09.2013) on account of deficiency in services.
   In addition, the following hospitals in Delhi NCR have been removed w.e.f. 18.12.2012 from the CGHS panel for non-compliance of the terms and conditions of their empanelment with CGHS.

   (i)     Garg Multispecialty Dental & Research Centre, Ghaziabad

   (ii)    Jain Hospital, Jagriti enclave, New Delhi

  (iii)        Kalra Hospital, New Delhi

   (iv)        Orthonova  Hospital, New Delhi

   CGHS beneficiaries already admitted and undergoing inpatient treatment with prior permission at the time of removal are permitted to complete their treatment at those hospitals.
   There is no provision for allowing regular treatment from any private non empanelled hospitals under normal circumstances.
   Government has revived continuous empanelment scheme on 14.2.2013 for empanelment of more number of eligible hospitals under CGHS.
   The above information was given by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri GhulamNabi Azad in a written reply to a question in the LokSabha today.

Railways Conduct Checks to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Tickets.

   Railways Conduct Checks to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Tickets

   Under Tatkal Scheme, tickets are sold only to genuine passengers on production of self attested photocopy of one of the prescribed proofs of identity. While booking Tatkal tickets through internet, the details of the specific proof of identity have to be indicated. The passenger has to carry the same in original during travel.

   Further, Tatkal scheme has been rationalized and a number of modifications have been made with a view to avoid misuse of Tatkal scheme, which include no refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets, non-issue of duplicate Tatkal ticket under normal circumstances, change of timings of opening of booking of Tatkal tickets, etc.

   To check the cornering of seats by touts in connivance with railway staff, preventive checks are conducted in and around reservation offices. Checks are also conducted in trains against travelling on transferred ticket. Surveillance/Monitoring of the working of reservation offices is also undertaken by installing CCTVs to prevent possible activities of touts.

   Railway staff, if found indulging in malpractices in connivance with touts, are taken up under the Disciplinary and Appeal Rules. During the financial year 2012-13 (upto January 2013), 2115 touts have been apprehended/prosecuted.

   This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Facilities for Ladies, Handicaps and Senior Citizens in Trains.

Facilities for Ladies, Handicaps and Senior Citizens in Trains
            For the convenience of female passengers, handicapped persons & senior citizens, Railways have provided the following reservation related facilities in trains:-
(i)                In all trains having reserved accommodation, a combined quota of two lower berths per coach has been earmarked in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for following category of passengers when travelling alone:-
a)                 Senior Citizens;
b)                 Female passenger 45 years of age and above; and
c)                 Pregnant women
(ii)             A reservation quota of two sleeper class berths has been earmarked in all trains running on non-suburban sections for handicapped persons performing their journey on handicapped concessional ticket.  The person accompanying the handicapped person as escort is also allotted the berth out of this quota.

(iii)           Specially designed coaches known as SLRD coaches with wider entrance doors to allow a wheel chair to enter, wider aisles and modified toilet with 4 berths, the lower two for physically challenged persons and upper berths for attendants have been attached in almost all Mail/Express trains except Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi Express Trains and Duronto Express Trains.  These coaches are treated as unreserved except in case of Garib Rath Trains.

(iv)           In Sleeper Class, a reservation quota of 6 berths is earmarked in Mail/Express trains for ladies irrespective of age travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.  Ladies special trains are also run wherever required and feasible.

(v)              Rear passenger portion of guard brake van (SLR) is also earmarked for ladies in certain Mail/Express trains for ladies passengers going without reservation.

(vi)           Accommodation is also earmarked for ladies & handicapped persons in Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU)/Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)/passenger trains.

(vii)         Accommodation is also earmarked for senior citizens during specified hours on suburban sections by Central & Western Railways.
   This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.