What is myCGHS App?

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Recently, the secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the myCGHS app for the iOS ecosystem of devices.

About myCGHS App

  • It is designed to enhance access to Electronic Health Records, information, and resources for Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries.
  • It is developed by the technical teams of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) Himachal Pradesh and NIC Health Team.
  • It is a convenient mobile application offering features aimed at enhancing information and accessibility for CGHS beneficiaries.
  • It facilitates a wide range of services, including booking and cancellation of online appointments, downloading CGHS card and index card, accessing lab reports from CGHS labs, checking medicine history, checking medical reimbursement claim status, accessing referral details and locating nearby wellness centers etc.
  • The app features security features like 2-factor authentication and functionality of mPIN ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of users' data.

Key Facts about Central Government Health Scheme

  • It gives healthcare facilities to registered employees and pensioners of the Central Government of India.
  • The enrolled members are provided reimbursement and cashless facilities under this scheme.
  • It covers health care under different systems of medicine, such as Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Unani.

CGHS beneficiaries can undergo treatment at any empanelled private hospital of their choice.

Q1: What is Two-factor authentication (2FA)?

It is an identity and access management security method that requires two forms of identification to access resources and data. 2FA gives businesses the ability to monitor and help safeguard their most vulnerable information and networks.

Source: Union Health Ministry launches myCGHS iOS app