The Central Government Health Scheme was started in 1954 with the objective of providing
comprehensive medical care to the Central Government employees, both serving and
pensioners and their dependent family members. The scheme is also providing service to
members and former member of parliament, judges of Supreme Court and High Court, freedom
fighters, former Governors and former Vice-Presidents of India.
Health Scheme was introduced in Mumbai in the year 1963 with seven dispensaries. Over the
years the scheme has expanded considerably and presently there are 26 Dispensaries, 2
Polyclinics, 4 Homoeopathic units and 2 Ayurvedic dispensaries. The scheme is extended to
cover upto Goregaon on Western side, upto Mulund on the Central side and upto Mankhurd on
the Harbour line side.
Number of CGHS cardholders
Number of CGHS beneficiaries