Extending a serving to hand to its beneficiaries, who’ve been troubled by the Corona virus an infection, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on Thursday introduced that each one insured individuals and members of the family are answerable for availing free medical care in any of its hospitals, which have been declared as devoted Covid centres.
Each ESIC hospital has been directed to operate with a minimal of 20 per cent of its mattress capability reserved for ESI workers, pensioners and beneficiaries, in line with Labour Ministry sources.
ESI beneficiaries may search emergency or non-emergency medical remedy from a tie-up hospital immediately with out referral letter, as per the particular person’s entitlement.
In case the beneficiary or a member of the family on being contaminated with COVID-19 takes remedy in any personal establishment, then the reimbursement of expenditure will also be claimed.
Currently 21 ESIC hospitals run immediately by ESIC with 3,676 COVID isolation beds, 229 ICU beds and 163 ventilator beds, in addition to 26 ESI scheme hospitals run by state governments having 2,023 beds are functioning as COVID-19 devoted hospitals.
The company has along with this, introduced a slew of measures for its beneficiaries, underneath which, in case the insured particular person abstains from work on being contaminated with the lethal virus, then she or he can declare illness profit for the interval of abstention as per entitlement. Sickness profit is paid at 70 per cent of common every day wages for 91 days.
Similarly if any insured particular person turns into unemployed, then that beneficiary might avail reduction underneath Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana(ABVKY) underneath 50 per cent of common per day incomes for a most 90 days. For availing this reduction, the insured particular person can submit the declare on-line on the company’s portal.
The ESIC has additional introduced that if an insured particular person turns into unemployed owing to retrenchment or closure of firm, then that particular person can declare unemployment allowance for a interval of two years topic to qualifying circumstances underneath Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (RGSKY)
In the occasion of a beneficiary’s loss of life, then funeral bills of Rs 15,000 could be paid to the eldest surviving member of the household.
Plasma remedy which has proven promising outcomes to save lots of the lives of significant COVID-19 sufferers, can be out there in ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad (Haryana) and ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Sanath Nagar (Telangana), the assertion mentioned.