By PIB Guwahati
Minister of State for Labour and Employment & Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli kick-started the construction work of 200 bedded ESIC Model Hospital in Beltola, here today. Unveiling the plaque and kick-starting the construction work of the hospital, Shri Teli said that the Ministry of Labor and Employment approved the proposal to build a 200-bed ESIC hospital in Beltola and also approved an estimated cost of about Rs 143 crore on 16th November.
Shri Teli in his speech said that initially this hospital in Beltola, which is the only Model Hospital run by ESIC in the entire North East, used to provide treatment facilities only to the insured persons (IP) of the state of Assam, but now it is also providing treatment to the people of other states of North East like Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, and Mizoram. After the completion of this hospital not only about 3 lakh IPs of Assam will get better health facilities, but people of many other states of North East will also get its benefit, he added.
Making the announcement that the Assam Government has now approved the proposal to hand over the ESI Hospital located in Tinsukia to ESIC, Shri Teli said that soon this hospital will provide modern and better treatment facilities to the people through ESIC under the labor department. He further informed that recently this government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi has implemented ESIC schemes in 6 more new districts of Assam namely Kokrajhar, Baksa, Hojai, Charaido, Dimahasao and Hailakandi. Now ESI Scheme has been implemented in about 30 districts of Assam, he said.
Talking about the e-Shram portal Shri Rameswar Teli said that so far around 8 crore people have got themselves registered on this portal. He appealed to everyone to cooperate with the government in completing the registration as soon as possible.
Talking about the “ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme” Shri Teli said that this scheme was launched in the year 2021, to provide assistance and relief to the families of the insured, in case of death of the insured person due to COVID-19 and under the scheme several lakh rupees have been paid for many claims in Assam so far.
In today’s event, the Minister also handed over the COVID-19 Relief Scheme Certificates to the dependents of IPs. He also started the distribution of e-Shram cards to the beneficiaries of the unorganized sector.