ESIC hikes confinement bills paid to pregnant girls for getting maternity providers from different hospitals to Rs 7,500 from present Rs 5,000


New Delhi: Workers State Insurance coverage Company (ESIC) has determined to extend confinement bills paid to pregnant girls for getting maternity providers from different hospitals, to Rs 7,500 from present Rs 5,000 after factoring in greater price of residing.

Confinement bills are paid to these girls beneficiaries who go for remedy in different hospitals as a result of inaccessibility of maternity providers at ESIC dispensaries and hospitals.

The choice was taken at an ESIC assembly chaired by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Thursday.

 ESIC hikes confinement expenses paid to pregnant women for getting maternity services from other hospitals to Rs 7,500 from existing Rs 5,000

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“Keeping in view the rise in the cost of living index resulting increase in expenditure related to confinement, existing amount of confinement expenses has been increased from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500,” a Labour Ministry assertion stated.

Based on assertion, this facility is for pregnant girls who aren’t in a position to avail maternity providers of ESIC dispensaries or hospitals as a result of unavoidable causes and take remedy in different hospitals.

The ESIC has additionally authorised the operationalisation of economically weaker part (EWS) quota and admissions to ESIC Medical Establishments from educational yr 2020-21.

Apart from this, provisional Admission Coverage-2020 for Admission to MBBS/BDS Seats below Insured Individuals’ (IPs) Quota within the ESIC Medical Faculties has additionally been authorised.

The revised estimates for 2019-20 and price range estimates for the next yr (2020-21) have been adopted and authorised through the assembly of the ESIC.

As of now, the overall beneficiary inhabitants of ESI Scheme stands over 13.56 crore.


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