First Aid Post inaugurated at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Harsh Vardhan and Smriti Irani inaugurated First Aid Post at Shastri Bhawan to facilitate first aid services to employees of central government.
First Aid Post was launched on 2 June 2014 at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. The post was launched to expand the network of health care to its beneficiaries. It was inaugurated by Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Human Resources Development.
The First Aid Post will provide first aid services like BP monitoring, dressing and other referral services to about 15000 employees of various ministries posted at Shastri Bhavan and nearby Government offices.
The Post was opened under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) which already runs five such health posts in Delhi at
• Central Secretariat
• Parliament House
• Vitthal Bhai Patel House
• Supreme Court
• Nirman Bhawan
Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)
The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) was started as a scheme in New Delhi in 1954 and provides comprehensive health care facilities for the Central Government employees and pensioners and their dependents residing in CGHS covered cities.