100 Bedded ESIC Hospital In Rudrapur Inaugurated

Minister of State for Labour and Employment (IC), Santosh Kumar Gangwar addressing at the inauguration of the 100 Bedded ESIC Hospital, at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand on October 30, 2019

Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, inaugurated the 100 bedded ESIC hospital at Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) on Wednesday. Addressing the gathering, he said that the hospital has been constructed in a plot area of 5 acres along with 32 staff quarters with an approx. cost of Rs.97.72 crore.  To begin with the OPD services are being provided. However, in due course, the 100 bedded ESIC Hospital shall be equipped with state of the art facilities like operation theatre, casualty block, radiology, orthopedic clinic, psychiatric clinic, general medicine and many more for the Insured Persons and their dependants. This Hospital would be exclusively run for the benefit of insured persons and their family members covered under ESI Scheme.

The Minister informed that Government of India has taken the decision of historic reduction of ESI contributions rates being paid by employees and employers covered under ESI Scheme from  6.5 % (Employees’ share 1.75% & Employers’ share 4.75%) to 4% (Employees’ share 0.75% & Employers’ share 3.25%). For this reduction, around 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakhs employers will be benefitted. He also informed that ESIC has taken many decisions like opening of underutilized ESIC Hospitals and Dispensary-cum-Branch Office (DCBO) pan India and starting of Scheme Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, etc.

He further informed about the steps taken by Central Govt. to promote ease of doing business by amalgamating 38 Labour Laws into 4 Labour Codes. He also informed the crowd about the Pradhan Manti - Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojna (PM-SYM) started by Govt. of India for workers of unorganised sector.

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