Two days of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ concludes with landmark outcomes - 18th August 2022
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Two days of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ concludes with landmark outcomes


Posted Date :  18th August 2022 

Relating to which  Act: Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948  

Type: Government Press Bureau – ESI News 

Pertains to  establishments and Insured Employees

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Subject:   Union Minister of Labour & Employment announces expansion of ESI Scheme and convergence with PM-JAY in all the Districts of the country. 

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Two days of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ concludes with landmark outcomes

Union Minister of Labour & Employment announces expansion of ESI Scheme and convergence with PM-JAY in all the Districts of the country.

ESIC to explore possibilities for developing Health facilities & Medical Colleges in Aspirational Districts: Shri Bhupender Yadav


Posted On: 18 AUG 2022 7:37  PM by Delhi                                                                                                                                                                    

Two days of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’, the first of its kind in the history of ESIC concludes with landmark outcomes and far-reaching recommendations for expansion and improvement in Service Delivery Mechanism.

Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, in his concluding address at ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ held at Surajkund, Haryana today informed landmark outcomes for expansion and improvement in the service delivery mechanism of ESIC.

The Union Minister stated that the outcomes of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ will help in fulfilling the PM’s vision of ‘Swasthya Se Samridhi’ by bridging the gap between policy and execution. It will further prove a game changer and benefit all the Shram Yogis and their dependents in a big way.

Hon’ble Minister announced the following 11 major outcomes of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’

  1.  ESI will work to expand its services in all 744 districts of the country by December 2022. This expansion will take into consideration the increased beneficiary base, post implementation of the Social Security Code.
  2.  Convergence with PMJAY in all the Districts of the country (where PMJAY is implemented) for better accessibility of services to beneficiaries leading to pan-India portability.
  3.  Centers of Excellence for Occupational Health to be set up to promote indigenous research on occupational diseases in India.
  4.  Norms need to be revised for the sanctioning of new Dispensaries and Hospitals keeping into consideration the latest technological advancements and future beneficiaries.
  5.  ESI Hospitals to work in a timebound manner for Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) compliance and adoption.
  6.  ESI shall explore developing Health Facilities / Medical Colleges in the Aspirational districts of the country.
  7.  Mechanisms for better utilization of underutilized hospitals and services need to be evolved including recruitment & retention of clinical staff and access to facilities for the beneficiaries.
  8.  Leveraging ESIC hospitals for expansion of PG Medical Seats.
  9.  Capacity building is to be planned at three levels- Individual level, Team level, and Institutional level by leveraging technology.
  10.  ESI Corporation decisions to be shared with all the Stakeholders for effective implementation, leading to the involvement of Field functionaries of ESIC.
  11.  ESI should develop functional norms and standards for design and material to help develop concept plans for new projects for faster completion.

The 2-day ESIC Chintan Shivir held detailed discussions on issues of capacity building, convergence, integration with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana & Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, and ways to achieve the vision of Swastha Se Samridhhi for our Shram Yogis & their dependents.

 The Union Labour & Employment Minister also informed the gathering that recommendations of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ and other issues of the Ministry of Labour & Employment and EPFO will be taken up and discussed during the upcoming Labour Ministers’ Conference to be held at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on 25-26th August 2022.                          

Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India expressed happiness with the outcome of ESIC ‘Chintan Shivir’ and stated that the Government is committed for the welfare of the workers of the country.

Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India asked all the participants to commit at the ground level and work for the benefit of all the stakeholders.

Shri Mukhmeet S. Bhatia, Director General, ESIC, Ms. Vibha Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of L&E, Shri Alok Chandra, Joint Secretary & SLEA, Ministry of L&E, Ms. T.L.Yaden, Financial Commissioner, ESIC and other senior officers from Ministry of L&E and ESIC graced the ‘Chintan Shivir’.

The Deans of ESIC Medical Colleges, Medical Superintendents of ESIC Hospitals, and Regional Directors took active participation in the ‘Chintan Shivir’ and deliberated upon the subjects which included 1) Expansion in ESI Coverage, 2) Expansion of Medical Education in ESIC, 3) Capacity Building and Motivation, 4) Infrastructure – The Key to Healthcare Improvement, 5) ESIC-ESIS Coordination and Co-operation and 6) Preventive Health and Occupational Diseases.

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