ESIC Mobile Clinic Services
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) launched Mobile Clinic Services for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 26th March 2017.
Union minister of state for labor and employment, Bandaru Dattatreya said, “It is for the first time in the country that the ESIC Mobile Clinic Services are launched in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the mobile clinics will be expanded and launched across the country by all ESI hospitals.”
Under the scheme:
- Employer’s contribution (to ESI amount every month) has been brought down to 3 percent of the wages from 4.75 percent,
- Employee’s contribution rate has been reduced to 1 per cent from 1.75 per cent.
The minister launched the ESIC Mobile Clinic Services by flagging off Jan Suraksha Vans or Ambulances here that would serve the areas not covered by ESI dispensaries in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
In both states, the government will start 13 mobile clinics.
Facilities in the clinic:
Each mobile clinic will have the following:
- Vehicle with a doctor
- Necessary equipment
- Necessary medicines
Areas covered under the scheme:
Eight clinics would serve in:
- Nizamabad districts in Telangana state.
Five clinics would serve in:
- West Godavari,
- Anantapur districts in Andhra Pradesh.
Bandaru Dattatreya said, “The ESIC hospital here is providing quality health services to its receivers and added number of beds would be increased to 500 at the ESIC Medical College here.” ESIC Mobile Clinic Services will be provided in two locations in a day for three hours each; each location will be covered twice in a week. They are deployed to do basic investigations. “To extend its services the ESIC is also planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with state-run NIMS here”, he added.
The central government will provide medical treatment and facility to the people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh at their home. The government has already raised the salary limit of ESI recipients to Rs 21,000 per month from Rs 15,000 and has taken up new initiatives for the benefit of women employees.