Expansion Of ESI Coverage & Medical Education, Capacity Building & Motivation, Infrastructure, Coordination And Preventive Health & Occupational Diseases Among Areas Of Discussion At The ‘Chintan Shivir’
Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change,
Shri Bhupender Yadav chaired a ‘Chintan Shivir’ organized by ESIC at Surajkund, Haryana.
While addressing the participants, the Labour & Employment Minister said that the reforms in the ESIC service delivery mechanism have started through a series of pro-worker initiatives and ESIC is committed to serving the poor in a big way.
Further, Union Labour & Employment Minister exhorted ESIC to focus on fulfilling the PM’s vision of ‘Swasthya Se Samridhi’ by bridging the gap between policy and execution, working towards the collective goal of welfare of the poor and through capacity building at an individual and institutional level.
Earlier in the day, Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India inaugurated ‘Chintan Shivir’, a first of its kind in the history of ESIC organisation.
During his inaugural speech, the Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India suggested adequate Public Awareness about Govt. initiatives and the ESI Scheme.
Focus On Fulfilling PM’s Vision Of ‘Swasthya Se Samridhi’: Union Minister For Labour And Employment Exhorts ESIC
Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, Shri Mukhmeet S. Bhatia, Director General, ESIC, Ms Vibha Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of L&E and Shri Alok Chandra, Joint Secretary & SLEA, Ministry of Labour & Employment also graced the occasion.
Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma, Chairman, National Medical Council, Shri Rohit Jha, Deputy Director, NHA, Dr K Madan Gopal, Sr. Consultant, Niti Aayog and Shri Dinesh Ujania, CPWD attended the ‘Chintan Shivir’ as Domain Experts and guided participants on different important subjects. Dr S C Sharma, Chairman, NMC stressed upon adoption of best Medical practices in the ESIC Medical Institutions.
The topics of discussion at the ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ at Surajkund, Haryana include 1) Expansion in ESI Coverage, 2) Expansion of Medical Education, 3) Capacity Building and Motivation, 4) Key to Healthcare Improvement, 5) ESIC-ESIS Coordination and Co-operation and 6) Preventive Health and Occupational Diseases.
The deliberations will further continue on 18th August 2022 in order to improve access to services and Healthcare facilities by adopting different pro-worker initiatives.
ESIC Committed To Serve The Poor Through Reforms And Augmentation Of Service Delivery Mechanisms: Shri Bhupender Yadav
ESIC provides Medical benefits and Social Security benefits to its 3.39 crore Insured Persons and 14.3 crore beneficiaries in 596 districts of the country, at present. There are 50 ESIC and 110 ESIS Hospitals, 1517 Dispensaries, 89 Dispensary-cum-Branch offices and 8 Medical College & Hospitals & 2 PG Institutions, 24 Regional Offices, 39 Sub-Regional Offices and 608 Branch Offices.
To improve its reach amongst all its beneficiaries, ESIC is working for pan-India implementation by December 2022. Further, the construction of 76 ESI Hospitals and 29 ESI Dispensaries is in progress. ESIC is also collaborating with Ayushman Bharat – PM-JAY for providing Secondary and Tertiary Medical care services in Partially implemented, Non-implemented and Fully implemented Districts having limited ESI Medical facilities.
Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.