The government has taken a decision to open one super speciality hospital in each state under healthcare facilities run by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
“ESIC has taken a decision to set up one super speciality hospital in each state. At present, ESI Corporation is running two super speciality hospitals at Sanath Nagar, Telangana and Asramam, Kollam, in Kerala,” Minister of State for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
Formed under the ESI Act, ESIC applies to premises with 10 or more number of employees. The employees with wages up to Rs 21,000 per month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits under the act.