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Union Health Ministry sanctions CGHS centre in Aurangabad

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): The Central Government Sponsored Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) wellness centre at Aurangabad, the capital of Marathwada region, has finally received approval from union health ministry.

Former Shiv Sena MP and party leader Chandrakant Khaire had repeatedly approached the Center for setting up the CGHS here.

Mr Khaire also took up the matter to asked CM and Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray, then Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan had followed up with Amitabh Kant, CEO of the Niti Aayog.

With the cooperation of all these, this center is being started in the service of Aurangabad, said Mr Khaire.

He further said that there are CGHS centres in four places across Maharashtra. There was a great need in here as people had to go to Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur for treatment.

The district has a large number of central employees, ex-servicemen, independent soldiers, defense department employees, retired salaried employees etc.

Therefore, Mr Khaire thanked the Central Government for approving this center at Aurangabad. As a result, thousands of central employees and senior citizens will no longer have to travel 200 to 400 km for treatment, he said.

The citizens of Aurangabad district thanked Mr Khaire for following up on this. The CGHS will facilitate corona tests, treatment, and diagnosis along with daily treatment in district, he added.

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