In a groundbreaking move, the Press Club of India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Supreme Hospital, based in Faridabad, to provide healthcare and treatment services to its members and staff at Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates.
The MoU signing ceremony took place in the presence of key figures, including Gautam Lahiri, President of the Press Club of India, and Dr. P. S. Rana, Chairman of Supreme Hospital. Managing Committee members and senior journalists were also in attendance.
Dr. Rana expressed pride in this collaboration, emphasizing that it marks a significant moment for Supreme Hospital. He noted that the arrangement would make modern medical facilities financially accessible to journalists who are members of the Press Club of India.
Mr. Lahiri highlighted the importance of this initiative, particularly for PCI members who are not accredited to the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and, as a result, are unable to avail themselves of CGHS facilities.
Neeraj Thakur, Secretary General of PCI, stated that Supreme Hospital would extend its services to include outpatient and inpatient treatment for the family members of PCI associates and Club employees. Thakur added that a similar agreement had been established with NOIDA-based Felix Hospital.
These partnerships address a long-standing need to make medical treatment affordable for journalists and PCI staff. Dr. Rana also revealed that Supreme Hospital is committed to organizing free health check-up camps at the Press Club of India whenever necessary.