ESIC ensures better services for Insured Workers, Insured Women

New Delhi: Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has taken the initiative to strengthen medical infrastructure benefiting its Insured Workers.

The 184th meeting of ESIC under the chairmanship of  Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour& Employment (Independent Charge), has taken several significant decisions to improve its service delivery mechanism.

The major initiatives are relaxation in contributory conditions to avail Sickness Benefit to the Insured Women availing Maternity Benefit.

Relaxation in contributory conditions to avail Sickness & Maternity Benefits for the benefit period of January to June’2021

ESIC to construct 300 bedded Hospital including 50 Super Specialty beds at Haridwar in Uttarakhand

ESIC to construct 350 bedded Hospital with additional 50 bedded SST wing at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh

Establishment of Negative Pressure ICU at ESIC Super Specialty Hospital & Medical College at Hyderabad, Telangana

The Insured Women will be qualified to claim sickness benefit in the corresponding benefit period if the contribution in her respect were paid or payable for not less than half the number of days available for working in such shorter contribution period.

The country was placed into lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in the closure of factories/establishments for several months. It resulted in non-entitlement to avail sickness & maternity benefits for many Insured Persons/Women as the mandatory days of contribution couldn’t be met.

Considering the hardship being faced by Insured Persons, ESIC has now decided to extend the relief to the IPs by relaxing the contributory conditions for availing the Sickness & Maternity Benefits for the benefit period of 01.01.2021 to 30.06.2021.

ESIC to construct 300 bedded Hospital including 50 Super Specialty beds at Haridwar, Uttarakhand:

To meet the medical services needs of IPs in Haridwar&surrounding districts, the ESI Corporation has decided to construct 300 bedded ESIC Hospital including 50 bedded Super Specialty beds & Staff Quarters in 5 acres of land at Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

The hospital will provide medical care services to around 2.55 lakh Insured Workers & their family members. ESIC  will also  construct 350 bedded Hospital with additional 50 bedded SST wing at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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