Two new 100 bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospitals will be set up at Haroholli and Narsapur in Karnataka. Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav has announced many important decision at the 185th meeting of ESIC. Besides, seven new dispensaries were also approved for Kerala.
The Labour Minister also announced to extend the Atal beemit vyakti kalyan yojana upto 30th June next year. This is a scheme for unemployment allowance paid at 50 per cent of wages for three months to those insured persons who lose their jobs for any reason. The meeting also decided that wherever in house facilities are not available in ESIC hospitals then patients would be referred to empanelled private medical service providers.
Wherever any ESI facility is at a distance of more than 10 kilometers from the patients, then the patients can directly approach the empanelled hospitals for treatment. In the meeting, one 30 bedded hospital was also approved for Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
A dedicated earmarked fund was also approved to provide for long term liabilities for the ESIC covid relief scheme. The meeting also approved that the ESIC Dental College working from temporary structures at Rohini, Delhi would be shifted to new building at the ESIC Hospital Basaidarapur campus.