|21 March 2007|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
WORKING OF ESI HOSPITALS IN THE COUNTRY SATISFACTORY
The condition of ESI Hospitals and their working in the country is generally satisfactory. The ESI Corporation has formulated various schemes to improve the condition of the ESI hospitals as detailed below:
123 ESI Hospitals are being run by the State Governments as per Section 58 of the ESI Act, 1948; 17 hospitals as Model Hospitals, 03 hospitals in Delhi and 01 hospital in Chandigarh are directly run by the ESI Corporation.
ESI Corporation has increased the ceiling for providing medical care from Rs. 900/- to Rs. 1000/- per Insured Person family unit per annum w.e.f. 01.04.2007 to facilitate State Governments with more funds to improve medical services in ESI Hospitals. Besides this an additional incentive of Rs. 50/- per insured person per family units will be given to the State Government on fulfilling stipulated terms and conditions for improvement of medical scheme. Modernization & upgradation of hospitals is done by providing modern equipments for diagnostic and clinical services.
ESI Corporation has allotted a budget of Rs. 1251.82 crores during 2007-08 to provide medical services.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
MLD/LK/L-226(RS- working of esi hospitals)(21.3.07)