Fight in opposition to coronavirus: Labour Ministry converts 21 ESIC amenities into devoted Covid-19 hospitals


Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 10

The Union Labour Ministry contributed to the Centre and state governments’ efforts to beef up medical infrastructure and logistics to combat the illness throughout the interval of well being disaster attributable to Covid pandemic.

The Ministry is gearing as much as make additional intervention, ought to the contingency come up. 

The Labour Ministry transformed its 21 ESIC Hospitals throughout the nation into “dedicated Covid-19 hospitals”.

“More than 2,400 isolation beds, 550 ICU/HDU beds with 200 ventilators have also been made available in these hospitals,” stated Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar whereas commending the function of the ESIC within the nation’s push-back in opposition to the Covid-19.

Quarantine facility (about 1,300 beds) has been made practical in 4 ESIC Hospitals at Alwar (Rajasthan), Bihta (Bihar), Gulbarga (Karnataka) and Korba (Chhattisgarh).

Besides, Covid testing facility has been made out there at ESIC Hospital, Faridabad (Haryana), Basaidarapur (New Delhi) and Sanathnagar, Hyderabad.

Plasma remedy can also be being supplied at ESIC Hospitals in Faridabad and Sanathnagar for the therapy of significant sufferers.

“ESIC has been working continuously since its inception to provide social security to its insured persons in India,” stated Gangwar.

In the final 67 years of journey, the providers of the ESIC have been expanded to about 566 districts out of 722 districts within the nation. About 12 crore beneficiaries are receiving ESI amenities.



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