Now a days many of the serving as well as pensioners have their children working abroad. As parents, they visit their children or some of them may also go for tourism. In some countries like USA, there is no coverage for medical emergencies and hence the pensioners have to purchase Medical Insurance. Some times, even this will not take care of the expenses the pensioners and it will be huge toll on the pensioners’ finances.
Of late, Government has permitted medical expense reimbursement for serving employees for treatments abroad. So, why not the same benefit be extended to pensioners when they suddenly fell ill abroad?. This can be through CGHS for the CGHS beneficiaries and through some other means for non CGHS beneficiaries.