A Memorandum of Association (MoA) was signed with Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati on October 26 to provide medical facilities to beneficiaries of the Contributory Ex-Servicemen Health Scheme (ECHS). This effort is expected to benefit nearly 115,000 armed forces across the northeast region.
Taking to Twitter, the official Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute account wrote, “A memorandum of association to provide medical facilities to #CHS beneficiaries in @BoroooahDr was signed on October 26, 2022. This will benefit 115,000 armed forces across the #Northeast #India”
A memorandum of association to provide medical facilities to #CHS beneficiaries in @BoroooahDr was signed on October 26, 2022. This will benefit 115,000 armed forces across the #Northeast #India pic.twitter.com/W2AljhGW7u
— Dr. B Borooah’s Cancer Institute (@BorooahDr) October 26, 2022
The ECHS program aims to provide allopathic and AYUSH health insurance to former military retirees and their dependents through a network of ECHS polyclinics, service medical facilities, public hospitals, private hospitals / specified government and AYUSH hospitals spread across the country.
The central organization of the ECHS is located in Delhi and reports to the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) through the AG and DGDC&W at Army HQ. It is headed by the Director General, ECHS, a serving Major General. There are 28 ECHS regional centers and 426 ECHS polyclinics.
It should be noted that the Department of Defense (Army) has selected 27 hospitals where ECHS recipients can seek cancer treatment. Among these medical centers, three belonged to the northeastern regions – Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati; Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Imphal in Manipur; and the Mizoram Civil Hospital in Aizawl.