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Govt launches dedicated prog for preventive annual health check-up for ESIC insured persons

Approves setting up of 500-bed hospital in Manesar, 50-bedded ESI Hospital at Duburi, Odisha, Atchutapuram, Visakhapatnam (AP) and taking over of ESIS Hospital, Tinsukia, Assam

Union Minister for Labour and Employment and Chairman, ESIC, Bhupender Yadav launched a dedicated pilot programme for a preventive annual health check-up for insured persons aged 40 years and above at four ESIC Medical Colleges/Hospitals located at Ahmedabad, Faridabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata, in New Delhi. It will benefit insured persons in the early detection of diseases. The minister informed at the meeting that he will himself monitor the progress of the Pilot Annual Preventive Health Check-up Programme in four ESIC Hospitals so that the same can be replicated throughout the country.

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Yadav was speaking at the 186th Meeting of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. 

The ESIC meet also approved the acquisition of the plot admeasuring 8.7 acres for the setting up of 500-bed ESIC Hospital at HSIIDC, Manesar. Approval was also accorded for the acquisition of land of 2.024 hectares for the construction of 100 bed ESIC Hospital at Meerut, which the Government of UP provided free of cost.

ESIC also approved the acquisition of land measuring 5 acres for the purpose of construction of 50-bedded ESI Hospital at Duburi, Odisha (Expandable to 100 beds) and taking over of state-run hospital at Tinsukia and its subsequent up-gradation to a 100-bedded ESIC Hospital. ESIC also approved the proposal for the creation of a Sub Regional Office at Jharsuguda in Odisha.

ESIC also approved the acquisition of a plot admeasuring 2.00 acres (8089.07 sq.m) which has been allotted in Atchutapuram, Vishakhapatnam free of cost by the state government for construction of a 30-bedded ESIS Hospital.  

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