The 189th Meeting of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was held today at ESIC Headquarters under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Labour and Employment.
Acknowledging the considerable increase in the number of Insured Workers and their dependents coming under the ambit of the ESI Scheme, Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Labour Minister directed ESIC to emphasize strengthening the infrastructure.
He further informed that the ‘Nirman Se Shakti’ initiative has been started to strengthen and modernize the infrastructure of ESIS hospitals and dispensaries in a phased manner.
During the meeting, Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Labour and Employment informed that the latest technologies are proposed to be adopted by ESIC for the construction and monitoring of projects using drones and online real-time dashboards.
ESI Corporation accorded in-principal approval for the execution of Annual Repair Maintenance & Operational work (ARMO) and Special Repair (SR) works by the Engineering Wing under the Project Management Division (PMD) of ESI Corporation.
It was also decided to execute the Capital works in ESIC through Central / State PSUs besides CPWD. A fresh empanelment of such Central / State PSU will be invited by the ESIC for empanelment in due course.
ESIC approved the proposals for setting up new 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Shyamlibazar, Agartala, Tripura and 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Idukki, Kerala. The 100 bedded ESIC Hospitals at Agartala and Idukki will cater to the medical needs of around 60 thousand beneficiaries each.
New hospitals have been established with the vision to improve the healthcare and benefits services delivery mechanism and strengthen the infrastructure of ESIC towards managing the increasing number of insured workers coming into the ambit of the ESI Scheme.
During the meeting, Shri Bhupender Yadav released the first issue of the monthly digital journal of ESIC – ‘ESI Samachar’.