Shri G.S. Patnaik, Vice-chairman, DDA launched the DDA ‘Swarn Jayanti Arogya Yojana’ today morning at Vikas Sadan by issuing medical Identity Cards to employees. This new Medical Scheme being introduced by DDA, based on CGHS rates, will cover all employees, pensioners, family pensioners and their authorized dependents for indoor medical treatment in designated hospitals. Around 47 reputed hospitals have agreed to provide indoor and outdoor treatment to DDA employees and their authorized dependents at CGHS package rates. Under the Scheme members will be provided Biometric Medical Cards which they can use whenever hospitalized for treatment at any of the empanelled hospitals of Delhi and NCR. All these hospitals will provide treatment to DDA employees at CGHS package rate.
DDA has approximately 17000 serving employees and 7500 pensioners/ family pensioners. All of them will be provided medical cards in a phased manner and about 13500 cards have already been printed and ready for activation. This Biometric Medical Card has been so designed that it can serve as an Identity Card A single card is being issued for the entire family and therefore, the photographs of the family will be on the reverse of the Card and all details like thumb impression, personal medical history like blood group, laboratory test results, medicines of the entire family and will also be accessible through the Card. All the empapanelled hospitals are being given an authentication kit for reading the Card.