Trade union minister Rameshwar Teli began construction on Tuesday on the model hospital complex of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) in Guwahati, Assam.
“Minister of State for Labor and Employment and Petroleum and Natural Gas … Rameswar Teli inspected and started construction today (Tuesday) at the ESIC Model Hospital complex in Guwahati, Assam,” the Ministry of Labor said in a statement.
The Union Minister was pleased and announced that the modernized hospital will be available with the most modern equipment after the construction work has been completed.
“The hospital will be completed after upgrading to 200 beds with facilities for OPD, intensive care unit, HDU, cardiology, nephrology, oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, urology, endocrinology, etc. Rs 143 crore will be completed by January 2024.
Teli also announced that the Assam government has agreed to transfer the state hospital ESI Scheme in Tinsukia to ESI Corporation.
The Union Minister also presented the relatives of insured persons who have unfortunately expired due to COVID-19 the COVID-19 aid program certificate. He also presented e-Shram cards to workers in the disorganized sector.
The other dignitaries who paid tribute to the occasion were Queen Oja, MP, Guwahati, Assam and SP Tiwari, a member of ESIC.
The ESIC program was started in 1958 in Assam with five centers – in Guwahati, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Makum – and later expanded to other districts of Assam.
ESIC currently offers medical facilities and cash benefits to beneficiaries through 15 branches, a DCBO (pharmacy with branch), 27 pharmacies and 26 IMPs (insured doctors), as well as a model hospital in Guwahati. Super specialties, secondary medical care and diagnostic facilities are provided in 47 connected hospitals and diagnostic centers.
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