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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
20-December-2011 18:25 IST
Medical Infrastructure Strengthened for CPF Personnel
Rs.120.57 crore has been sanctioned for construction of a 200 bedded Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. A number of steps have been taken by the Government to improve the medical facilities to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

The medical cadre of the Central Police Forces was revamped for improvement of healthcare and medical cover to the Force personnel.

This was done to:

• Introduce specialty treatment through specific lines of specializations by upgradation of existing hospitals into 100 bedded Composite Hospitals (6 Nos.) and 50 bedded Composite Hospitals (32 Nos.), and 1 No. 200 bedded Referral Hospital.

• Provide medical facilities even in the remote areas by making the career prospects more attractive. A common medical cadre with posts right upto the level of Additional Director General (Medical), more posts at the level of Inspectors General (Medical) and introduction of the grade of Dy. Inspector General (Medical) was therefore created with a provision for inter-force mobility.

• Enable pooling of facilities available, upgradation of infrastructure and equipment, provision of staffing pattern appropriate to the needs.

• CAPFs have been authorised, to avail free treatment in any of the CAPF Composite Hospitals, located across the country, including disturbed/violence affected areas, irrespective of force affiliation.

• Seven Specialists in 50 bedded Composite Hospitals and nine Specialists in 100 bedded Composite Hospitals have been authorised and their line of specialization has been specified.

In order to augment and standardize the strength of Paramedic staff across all Central Armed Police Forces hospitals, order for authorisation of staff for the 50-bed (32 nos) and 100-bed composite hospitals (6 Nos) and one 200-bed referral hospital and creation/abolition of posts for these institutions in CAPFs have been issued.

CRPF has signed Memorandum of Understanding with various tertiary care hospitals for cashless treatment in case of emergency.

To provide Medical Officers at the level of both General Duty and Specialists, appointment on contractual basis, against 100% vacant posts, have been approved Instruction relating to contractual period of 1 year and upto 60 years have been revised to allow contractual appointment for a period of 3 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier.

The following medical infrastructure and personnel have been made available to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

• In all CAPF Units, one Medical Investigation (MI) Room with indoor facilities is available with standard authorisation of medical/paramedical staff applicable.

• Vide MHA’s Order dated 2.9.2004, specialty treatment was introduced by upgradation of existing hospitals into 100 bedded Composite Hospitals (6 Nos.) and 50 bedded Composite Hospitals (32 Nos.), and 1 No. 200 bedded Referral Hospital in CAPFs.

• The CRPF Unit ambulances in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas have been equipped with life saving medicines, equipments and fitted with air conditioner for transportation of patients.

• The authorisation of Peace Equipment Table (PET) of Unit MI Room has been revised and a number of life saving equipments have been authorised vide MHA Order dated 9.2.2011.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home, Shri Jitendra Singh in response to a Question in Lok Sabha today.


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