Chandigarh, Nov 19 (UNI) While continuing its efforts to make improved health services easily accessible to the people, the Haryana Government has decided that serving government officials and pensioners need not seek prior permission from the concerened Civil Surgeons for their treatment at any of the hospitals recognised by the government.
This rule would also be applicable for the dependents of serving officials and pensioners.
While stating this today Health Minister Kartar Devi said that earlier it was mandatory to seek prior permission of the concerned Civil Surgeon for medical treatment. As this practice had been creating inconvenience to the patients it has now been decided to do way with it, she added.
Mrs Kartar Devi said that the government has also decided to recognise Kalyani Hospital, Gurgaon for treatment of government officers, officials, pensioners and their dependents, provided this hospital renders its service at the rates of PGIMER, Chandigarh and AIIMS, New Delhi. The charges should not exceed those of PGIMER, Chandigarh and AIIMS, New Delhi.
However, other conditions on medical treatment would remain same, she added.