Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Thursday felicitated those who made generous donations of different equipment and material to ESIC Hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 100 people across the country made donations of equipment, kits and disposables to ESIC Hospitals amounting to 13 Crore rupees.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhupender Yadav said, the country has moved ahead in the field of production of masks and PPE kits and two indigenous vaccines have been developed in the country. He expressed hope that around 257 crore vaccine doses will be produced and administered by the year end. The Minister said the government is committed to the welfare of the people. He said, the health budget has been enhanced by 137 per cent.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli said that government is working to uplift people from all walks of life. He complimented ESIC for extending benefits to over 13 crore people. He, however, exhorted people to remain vigilant against the pandemic.