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ESI Scheme to be implemented in entire country by end of this year
New Delhi June 19,2022(Agencies)
The government has decided that the Employees' State Insurance, ESI Scheme will be implemented in the entire country by the end of this year. Presently, ESI Scheme is fully implemented in 443 districts and partially implemented in 153 districts, whereas 148 districts are not covered under ESI Scheme. The medical care services will be provided through establishing new Dispensary cum Branch Office, by tie-up with Hospitals of Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The decision has been taken during the 188th meeting of ESI Corporation under the Chairmanship of Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav today.

ESI Corporation has decided to set up 23 new 100 bedded hospitals across the country. Besides these Hospitals, five doctors’ dispensaries at 62 places will also be opened. These hospitals and dispensaries will ensure the delivery of quality medical care service to the injured workers and their dependents.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhupendra Yadav informed that six thousand four hundred vacancies for different posts have been advertised by ESIC in the last eight months including more than two thousand Doctors and Teaching faculty. He said, during the meeting, it was decided that Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Departments at three ESIC Medical College and Hospitals at Sanathnagar, Faridabad, and Chennai will be established. Mr. Yadav said, the decision was also taken to upgrade the existing two hundred bedded ESIC Hospital in Pune to five hundred bedded Hospital. The upgradation of this Hospital will benefit seven Lakh Workers and their family members in Pune.
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