The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has joined hands with Ayushman Bharat to provide medical care facilities to its beneficiaries in 102 designated new districts, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar announced recently.
While delivering a speech at the convocation ceremony of the ESIC Dental College and Hospital, Rohini, the Minister also made an announcement regarding relaxation of norms for setting up of ESIC hospitals.
“Now, 30-bedded hospitals can be opened where there are 20,000 IPs and the Chinta se Mukti mobile app has been made operational for stakeholders,” said Gangwar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister congratulated all the graduating students for their achievement and wished them all the very best for their bright future.
“All graduates should perform their duties in the welfare of the society keeping the professional commitment in mind and serve their best to the country,” he said.
The ESIC is a social security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable medical care and a range of cash benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc.
The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs 21,000 a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the Act.