Extending a serving to hand to its beneficiaries, who’ve been by the Corona virus an infection, the Workers’ State Insurance coverage Company (ESIC) on Thursday introduced that every one insured individuals and relations are chargeable for availing free medical care in any of its hospitals, which have been declared as devoted Covid centres.
Every ESIC hospital has been directed to operate with a minimal of 20 per cent of its mattress capability reserved for ESI employees, pensioners and beneficiaries, in line with Labour Ministry sources.
ESI beneficiaries may search emergency or non-emergency medical remedy from a tie-up hospital immediately with out referral letter, as per the particular person’s entitlement.
In case the beneficiary or a member of the family on being contaminated with COVID-19 takes remedy in any non-public establishment, then the reimbursement of expenditure may also be claimed.
At the moment 21 ESIC hospitals run immediately by ESIC with 3,676 COVID isolation beds, 229 ICU beds and 163 ventilator beds, in addition to 26 ESI scheme hospitals run by state governments having 2,023 beds are functioning as COVID-19 devoted hospitals.
The company has along with this, introduced a slew of measures for its beneficiaries, below which, in case the insured particular person abstains from work on being contaminated with the lethal virus, then she or he can declare illness profit for the interval of abstention as per entitlement. Illness profit is paid at 70 per cent of common every day wages for 91 days.
Equally if any insured particular person turns into unemployed, then that beneficiary could avail reduction below Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana(ABVKY) below 50 per cent of common per day incomes for a most 90 days. For availing this reduction, the insured particular person can submit the declare on-line on the company’s portal.
The ESIC has additional introduced that if an insured particular person turns into unemployed owing to retrenchment or closure of multinational, then that particular person can declare unemployment allowance for a interval of two years topic to qualifying circumstances below Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (RGSKY)
Within the occasion of a beneficiary’s loss of life, then funeral bills of Rs 15,000 can be paid to the eldest surviving member of the household.
Plasma remedy which has proven promising outcomes to save lots of the lives of great COVID-19 sufferers, can also be out there in ESIC Medical Faculty & Hospital, Faridabad (Haryana) and ESIC Medical Faculty & Hospital, Sanath Nagar (Telangana), the assertion stated.