Union Labour and Employment, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav laid down the foundation stone of 500 bed-hospital of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) in Manesar, Haryana on Sunday.
The ESIC hospital at Manesar will be built in an 8-acre area at the cost of ₹500 crore. Around six lakh workers from Gurugram and neighbouring districts of Mahendragarh, Nuh and Rewari will get treatment facilities through the hospital. The workers and other citizens will also get treatment under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The hospital will have an emergency, OPD, ICU, gynaecology and paediatrics, orthopaedic and cancer treatment facilities. A blood bank will also be established in the hospital.
Union minister of state for Labour and Employment Rameshwar Teli, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala along with other dignitaries were also present.
Bhupender Yadav announced an open competition for students of architecture to prepare the design of the Manesar ESIC hospital and declared a cash prize of ₹2 lakh for the first, ₹1.5 lakh for the second and ₹1 lakh for third ranks. Sanction letters to the kins of Corona-deceased persons, E-Shram Cards, payment under the EDLI scheme were also distributed in the programme.
Speaking at the occasion, Bhupender Yadav said that the ministry will reconsider the mandate of distance and number of insured persons to establish a new dispensary or hospital under ESIC. He announced the adaption of an equal pay scale policy for doctors of Central and State-supported ESIC hospitals and dispensaries. He also announced to open a nursing college in Manesar, to which Haryana CM committed 5-acre land.
Bhupender Yadav told that another medical college under ESIC will be established in Alwar. The ESIC hospitals will be equipped for the treatment of job or profession-borne diseases, and medical examination for insured persons over 40 years will be undertaken here in a phased manner, he added.
The union minister informed that ESIC dispensaries and hospitals all over the country will organise Yoga Camps on International Day of Yoga in June. He said that 25 crore E-Shram Cards have been made within four months to ensure the insurance for Kamgars. He told, a survey of migratory and domestic workers has been started on the instruction of the Prime Minister to assess their conditions.