ET Wealth
12,045.80-67.65
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Non-insured persons can now avail medical services from underutilized ESIC hospitals

A decision to this effect was taken at the 176th meeting of the Employee State Insurance Corporation under the chairmanship of labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

, ET Bureau|
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2018, 02.32 PM IST
0Comments
BCCL
13
Representative image.
Tax Calculator
NEW DELHI: In a move that will open up healthcare facilities for common man at subsidised rates, labour ministry has decided to allow non-insured persons to avail medical services from underutilized ESIC hospitals.

“It will immensely help common people get the quality medical care at very low cost. Besides, it will ensure full utilization of resources of hospital for people’s cause,” labour ministry said.

A decision to this effect was taken at the 176th meeting of the Employee State Insurance Corporation under the chairmanship of labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

As per the decidion, common man can avail medical services at ESIC hospitals at subsidised rates. This would include Rs 10 for OPD Consultation and only 25% of CGHS package rates for admitted patients. However, medicines would be provided on actual rate initially for one year on pilot basis.

According to labour ministry, ESIC has approved hiring full time contractual specialists/super specialists in the department of anaesthesia, medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynaecology, ortho, cardiology, nephrology and medical oncology after inviting open tender to meet the shortage of specialist/super specialist doctors in some of the ESIC Hospitals.

Besides, it was decided to enhance the exemption limit for payment of employees’ share of contribution from Rs 137 to Rs 176 in view of the rise in the National Floor Level Minimum Wages.
Click here for all the information and analysis you need for tax-saving this financial year

Also Read

FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days

Deductions, exemptions not available in proposed new tax regime

Budget should increase the availability and accountability of startup funds

CBDT notifies forms for firms to avail lower corporate taxes

No confirmed data available on auto industry job losses: Prakash Javadekar

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.

Other useful Links


Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service