The Staff’ State Insurance coverage Company (ESIC) on Sunday determined its medical insurance scheme ESI might be applied all through the nation by the tip of 2022.
Presently, the Staff’ State Insurance coverage (ESI) Scheme is absolutely applied in 443 districts and partially applied in 153 districts. A complete of 148 districts should not lined underneath the ESI Scheme.
The ESIC, underneath the chairmanship of Minister of Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav, in its 188th assembly held on Sunday has taken vital choices to enhance the medical care and repair supply mechanism throughout the nation, a labour ministry assertion stated.
It has been determined that the ESI Scheme might be applied in the whole nation by the tip of 2022, it added.
By the tip of the yr, the districts that are partially lined and never lined underneath the scheme might be absolutely introduced underneath the ambit of the ESI Scheme, the assertion stated.
The medical care companies might be supplied by means of establishing new DCBOs (dispensary cum department places of work), by empanelling mIMP (Modified Insurance coverage Medical Practitioner) and tie-up hospitals of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).
In addition to, the ESIC has determined to arrange 23 new 100-bedded hospitals throughout the nation.
These embrace six hospitals in Maharashtra at Palghar, Satara, Pen, Jalgaon, Chakan and Panvel; 4 in Haryana at Hisar, Sonepat, Ambala and Rohatak; two hospitals every in Tamil Nadu (at Chengalpattu and Erode), Uttar Pradesh (Moradabad and Gorakhpur) and Karnataka (Tumkur and Udupi).
ESIC may even arrange one hospital every in Andhra Pradesh (Nellore), Chhattisgarh (Bilaspur), Goa (Mulgaon), Gujarat (Sanad), Madhya Pradesh (Jabalpur), Odisha (Jharsuguda) and West Bengal (Kharagpur).
In addition to these hospitals, 5 dispensaries at 62 locations may even be opened.
Additional, 48 dispensaries in Maharashtra, 12 dispensaries in Delhi and a pair of dispensaries in Haryana might be opened.
These hospitals and dispensaries will make sure the supply of high quality medical care to the insured employees and their dependents.
To offer high quality medical care, the ESIC is augmenting its infrastructure by establishing new hospitals and upgrading the prevailing ones, it said.
The ESIC in its assembly additionally determined to permit insured employees and their members of the family to avail cashless medical care companies by means of Ayushman Bharat PMJAY empanelled hospitals in all of the areas the place the ESI Scheme is partially applied or to be applied, or the place present ESIC healthcare services are restricted.
Beneficiaries of ESI Scheme in 157 districts are already availing cashless medical care by means of this tie-up association.
It was determined that Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medication Departments might be established at three ESIC Medical Faculty and Hospitals at Sanathnagar, Faridabad and Chennai.
It is going to be the for the primary time that such companies might be made obtainable at ESIC-owned services, it added.
Two cath labs at ESIC Medical Faculty and Hospital at Sanathnagar, Telangana and Alwar, Rajasthan might be established.
Determination was additionally taken to improve the prevailing 200-bedded ESIC Hospital in Pune to a 500-bed facility.
The upgradation of this hospital will profit 7 lakh employees and their members of the family in Pune.
Different necessary choices taken within the assembly included enhancing the medical care companies for insured employees and their members of the family.
The ESIC has determined to take over the state government-run ESIS Hospital, Sonagiri, Bhopal to straight run it underneath its administrative management.
For bridging the hole of non-availability of specialists/tremendous specialists in state government-run ESIC Hospitals, ESIC will now interact the required professionals.