Union Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya, launched the ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi and inaugurated the ‘06 bedded Day Care Unit’ of ESI ,Dwarka, New Delhi
While inaugurating the 06 bedded Day Care Unit, Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister informed the gathering that ESIC Dispensary Dwarka has now become a complete unit in itself with medical facilities like General OPD Care, Family Welfare Services, full time Laboratory and X-Ray & Diagnostic care.
Now, insured persons and their family members of Delhi need not to visit ESIC Hospital for minor ailments requiring only day care like Diarrhoea, high grade fevers, acute asthama attacks, abdominal pain, chest pain etc. Besides this, in future, Day Care Centres will be developed in three more ESIC Dispensaries in Delhi having high OPD attendance in Nandnagari, Mangolpuri and Jwalapuri which will cover all zones of Delhi.
Hon’ble Minister further said, ESI Corporation has decided to open 6 bedded Day Care Centres in various ESI Dispensaries, all over the country. These Centres will become a complete unit in itself with medical facilities. To further improve the medical services to patients from working class, facilities like Dental Care, Physiotherapy, Yoga, X-Ray Plant on PPP Model, Mother & Child Tracking, courier services to deliver medicine at Insured Person doorsteps will also be provided. All 04 ESIC Hospitals of Delhi at Basaidarapur, Rohini, Okhla and Jhilmil will also be converted into Super Speciality Hospitals.
Hon’ble Minister also said that ESIC has become one of the largest social security organizations, offering a better and brighter service for all the ESIC beneficiaries making every Insured Person feel like a VIP.
He also informed that ESIC has taken an initiative in the form of ‘Kahin Bhi Kabhi Bhi’ for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi. Kahin Bhi means- any dispensary/Hospital and Kabhi Bhi means – any time. Now, all the network of dispensaries of Delhi has been made accessible to insured persons and their family members all the time. It will save his/her time and effort to avail services it closer to his workplace or home or any place.
ESIC has also taken a number of new initiatives recently in order to extend the social security coverage of ESI Scheme and to improve the medical care being provided under the ESI Scheme like
• launch a pilot project of Tele-medicine Services at 11 ESI locations in co-ordination ESIC.
• Enhancement of wage ceiling for coverage of employees under the ESI Act from Rs.15,000/- to Rs.21,000/- .
• Annual Preventive Health Check-up for Insured Persons (IPs) of age 40 years and above in all ESIC/ESIS Hospital and equipped ESI Dispensary.
• The duration of Maternity Benefit in confinement has been increased from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.
Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Ms. Bhawna Gaur, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly appreciated and thanked the Hon’ble Minister and ESIC for opening of 06 bedded Day Care Unit in Dwarka area of Delhi.
The other Dignitaries who graced the occasion were Shri Shyam Sharma, Hon’ble Mayor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Smt. Seema Pandit, Hon’ble Councilor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Shri Deepak Kumar, Director General, ESIC, Dr. R.K. Kataria, Medical Commissioner, ESIC, Shri S.K. Garg, Insurance Commissioner, ESIC and Dr. Kajal Goldar, Director(Medical)Delhi, ESIC.