NEW DELHI :
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on Tuesday took steps, corresponding to stress-free contributory conditions for insured women to avail sickness profit and choice to set up more hospitals, for bettering supply of companies for insured individuals underneath its health insurance coverage scheme.
“The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), throughout its 184th assembly held on February 22, 2021, underneath the chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge)…has taken a number of vital selections to enhance its service supply mechanism and to strengthen the medical infrastructure benefiting its insured staff,” the labour ministry mentioned in an announcement.
The ESIC on Monday determined to give leisure in contributory conditions to avail sickness profit to the insured women availing maternity profit.
After the enhancement in period of maternity profit to 26 weeks from 12 earlier, in some instances insured women weren’t eligible to avail sickness profit within the corresponding profit interval after availing maternity profit. This is as a result of the obligatory contributory conditions of minimal 78 days weren’t met being the insured women underneath receipt of maternity profit and depart.
In such instances, it has been now determined that an insured women can be certified to declare sickness profit within the corresponding profit interval if the contribution in her respect had been paid or payable for not lower than half the variety of days accessible for working in such shorter contribution interval, it mentioned.
The leisure can be efficient from January 20, 2017, the date from which the improved period of maternity profit is efficient.
The ESIC additionally gave leisure in contributory conditions to avail sickness and maternity advantages for the profit interval of January to June this yr.
The nation was positioned into lockdown in March 2020 to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted within the closure of factories/institutions for a number of months. It resulted in non-entitlement to avail sickness and maternity advantages for many insured individuals and women because the obligatory days of contribution couldn’t be met.
The ESIC has now determined to prolong the aid to the insured individuals (IPs) by stress-free the contributory conditions for availing the sickness and maternity advantages for the profit interval of January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, it mentioned.
Now, an insured lady (IW) can be entitled to avail maternity profit, if the contributions in respect of her had been payable not lower than 35 days in instantly previous two consecutive contribution intervals.
In case of IPs or IWs appointed earlier than the contribution interval April-September 2020, the eligibility situation to avail sickness profit can be selected the premise of their contribution within the earlier contribution interval (September 2019-March 2020).
However, the IPs or IWs appointed through the contribution interval (April-September 2020) can be eligible for sickness profit within the profit interval of January-June 2021 if contribution in respect of them had been payable for not lower than half the variety of days accessible for working to them through the contribution interval (April-September 2020).
The ESIC has determined to assemble a 300-bed hospital, together with 50 superspecialty beds at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The hospital will present medical care companies to round 2.55 lakh insured staff and their members of the family.
The ESIC has additionally determined to assemble 350-bed hospital at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The proposed hospital, after development, will present medical companies to round 14 lakh beneficiaries lined underneath the ESI scheme in Vishakhapatnam and surrounding areas.
The ESIC has additionally determined institution of a destructive stress ICU (intensive care unit) at ESIC Super Specialty Hospital & Medical College at Hyderabad, Telangana. The choice to set up the destructive stress ICU at ESIC Super Specialty Hospital and Medical College at Hyderabad, Telangana, was additionally taken through the assembly.
The institution of the destructive stress ICU will lower the burden of an infection to the healthcare staff and also will lower secondary infections to different critically unwell sufferers admitted within the ICU.
The ESIC has additionally accepted the revised estimates and funds estimates for the yr 2020-21 and 2021-22, and efficiency funds for the yr 2021-22 through the assembly.
Besides these, round 25 different agenda gadgets pertaining to enchancment in service supply mechanism had been additionally reported and accepted by the ESIC.