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Progress of 2nd Generation Reforms of ESIC (ESIC-2.0)

Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Chargebriefed the media here yesterday about the progress of 2nd Generation Reforms of ESIC-2.0 launched by the  Prime Minister during the Indian Labour Conference on 20th July, 2015.  He said  since then ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation) has made a remarkable progress in  the different areas of coverage  and implementation of ESI Scheme, improving medical and  health facilities and other aspects  of reforms in ESIC.

Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Labour & Employment and Shri Deepak Kumar, IAS, Director General, ESIC were also present in this briefing .
The salient features of the Media briefing are –

Extending coverage

  1. Implementation of ESI  Scheme in North-East states : Time line- 31.12.2015

Ø  ESI Scheme implemented in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland & Sikkim
Ø  Remaining three States, Mizoram, Manipur & Arunachal Pradesh,
Ø  Medical arrangements made in Imphal (Manipur). Notification by 15/11/2015.
Ø  Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh, Survey completed. Notification by 30/11/2015.

  1. Implementation of ESI Scheme in 393 District of the States : Time Line 01.04.2016  

—  Implementation of the Scheme in remaining areas of 393 districts.
—  Field level officers started survey work.
—  State Governments apprised of the decision of the Corporation

3.Extension of ESI Coverage to Construction Site Workers : Phase I Target date 31/12/2015
—  ESI Coverage extended to Construction workers w.e.f. 1.8.2015 in the implemented area.
—  Notice to employers Issued in leading dailies.
—  Letter to PSUs also issued.

Sl.No. Status as on 15.09.2015 Nos.
1. Total no. of survey conducted 10327
2. Total no. of Construction site workers identified for coverage 116909

Phase II (Target Date 01.4.2016)

  • For Construction worker outside implemented areas in 393 districts
  • Survey already started
  1. Unorganised Workers

—  Implementation of Scheme for Unorganized workers in self employed category-
Ø  Internal Committee of ESIC to submit a report.
Ø  Proposal to be sent to the Ministry of Labour & Employment by 25/9/2015
Ø  Proposal to start in Delhi/Hyderabad by 30th Nov 2015.

 Reforms in Health Services

  1. e-Health Records (EHR):

◦      Enables IPs and their family members to view e-prescriptions and investigations/ tests reports online.
◦      Over 73 lakhs discrete EHR generated till date, since inception

—  Telemedicine:

◦      RFP for pilot run shall be floated on 25.09.2015
◦       Project expected to go live in 3 months time

  1. Upgradation of Dispensaries (1st Phase)
  2. a)  Twenty four  ESIS Dispensaries identified for up gradation to 30 bedded set up .     Based on  criteria: ESIC own building ; No. of IPs in the area; Location of dispensary i.e. distance from existing ESI hospital; Average number of beneficiaries availing the services per day and to provide 24X7 facilities.
  1. b) Pathological & X-ray facilities to be provided on PPP in all the dispensaries in phases.
  2. c) Pathological services in all dispensaries of Delhi to start from  –  30th November 2015
  1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & Indradhanush (VIBGYOR) Project
  • General Cleanliness, including toilets
  • Horticulture & Flower Pots
  • White wash/Paint of hospital building  both internal and external to be finished till Diwali
  • Floor Tiles
  • Minor Repair Work
  • All areas of hospital should be well lit
  • Examination Paper Roll
  • VIBGYOR implemented in all hospitals
  • Being implemented by all the ESIC hospitals
  • Regularly monitored by ESIC Hqrs.
  • Nation-wise surprise visits by senior officials .

—  24X7 Medical Helpline facility implemented
◦      Helpline No.1XXX XX 3839
◦       No. of calls attended since implementation – 5857,  7% medical Calls
—  Special OPD for senior citizen started
◦      Average attendance 50  per day
—  Oncology & Cardiology facility in Hospitals
◦      Target Date : 31st December 2015
◦      Tender to be advertised by 25.09.2015

—  Dialysis facility in all ESIC Model Hospitals on PPP Modal

◦      Target Dated : December 2015
◦      Tender Advertised in 17 Hospitals
◦      Dialysis facility already available


—  Signages – Model Signage Draft with uniform colour & size sent to all Model Hospitals
◦      Signages in place in most of the locations

—  Queue Management System in every hospital
◦      RFP finalized : Advertisement by 25.09.2015
◦      Target date of Implementation: 30th November 2015

—  Behavioral training of doctors, paramedical and other staff – being given in most of the hospitals.

—  May I Help You Desk facility is available in all hospitals.
—  Feedback System for indoor patients already in place.
—  Tracking of every pregnant mother & new born.

◦      Pilot project to be started in Delhi
◦      Meeting held with State Programme Officer under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – in first week of August
◦      Offer received from the State Programme Officer to coordinate for implementation in Delhi
◦      Presentation by State Programme Officer by 30th September 2015

—  Mother and Child Care Hospital

◦      Committee Constituted – Preparing Norms
◦      Norms to be submitted by October 2015


–  AYUSH facilities to be extended to all dispensaries in phases : Target – December 2015

–  Yoga facilities in all ESIC Hospitals   :Target- 30th November 2015

  • Available facilities as on date :
Ayurveda Homeopathy Yoga
ESIC Hospitals 31 12 06
ESIC Dispensaries 09 05