Validity of Salf Printed Card – Instructions to HCOs
Govt. of India
Ministry of health and Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011.
Dated: 31st March, 2016.
Subject: Self-Printing of CGHS Card
Kindly refer to the above subject.
2. This is to intimate that a facility for self-Printing of CGHS cards from CGHS website (cghs.nic.in) has been launched by the Hon’ble Union Health Minister on 29th March, 2016. This facility, which is available only to those beneficiaries who are already a part of the CGHS, will prove to be useful in various situations.
3. The basic purpose of this reference is to highlight that a card self-printed by the beneficiary stands on the same footing as one printed and issued by the CGHS itself. Software has been designed to ensure that the self-printed card will be of the same colour as the card issued by the CGHS. Therefore, all the staff working in your Hospital/Clinic/diagnostic Centre may be sensitized to ensure that there is no harassment to a beneficiary carrying a self-printed card. In case of any doubts. the particulars on the self-printed card may be compared with the CGHS database already available on CGHS website. Such instances should however be rare.