In the beginning, the ESI Scheme was implemented at just two industrial centers in the country in 1952, namely Kanpur and Delhi. There was no looking back since then in terms of its geographic reach and demographic coverage. Keeping pace with the process of industrialization, the Scheme today, stands implemented at over 843 centres in 33 States and Union Territories. The Act now applies to over 7.83 lakhs factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 2.13 crores insured persons/ family units. As of now, the total beneficiary stands at over 8.28 crores.
Ever since its inception in 1952, the infrastructural network of the Scheme has kept expanding to meet the social security requirements of an ever increasing worker population. ESI Corporation has so far set up 151 hospital and 42 hospital annexes for inpatient services. Primary and out-patient medical services are provided through a network of about 1450/188 ESI dispensaries/AYUSH units, and 954 panel clinics.
The Corporation has also set up five Occupational Disease Centers, one each at Mumbai (Maharashtra), New Delhi, Kolkata (W.B.), Chennai (T.N.) and Indore (M.P.) for early detection and treatment of occupational diseases prevalent amongst workers employed in hazardous industries.
For payment of Cash Benefits, the Corporation operates through a network of over 628/185 Branch Offices/Pay Offices, whose functioning is supervised by 62 Regional/Sub-Regional and Divisional offices.
Sickness Benefit (@70% of wages for 91 days)
Disablement Benefit (for self)
Temporary @ 90% of last wages as long as last
Permanent disablement @ pro rata loss of earning capacity lifelong
Maternity Benefit (@ 100% of wages for 12 weeks)
RGSKY for unemployment (50% of last wages for 1 year)
Dependent benefit (@ 90% of wages)
Funeral Expenses (Rs 10000/-)
Electronic Health Record
VIBGYOR - Operation Indradhanush
Pathological & X-Ray in PPP Model
Quality Control on Medicine & Drugs
Regular Inspection of H'ble Member of ESIC to ESIC/ESIS Hospitals
Queue management, Behavioral Training of Doctor & Paramedical Staff, Ayush, Yoga, Special Child & Mother care hospital, May I help You etc.
Specialties being Created - ICU, CT, MRI, Dialysis, Cat-labs
Extention of ESI scheme to private medical institution:
ESI Corporation in its meeting held on 27-02-2005,approved the extension of ESI Scheme to Medical Institutions.The ESI act has already been extended to Private Medical Institutions in many states viz. rajasthan, Bihar, west bengal, karnataka, delhi, Madhya pradesh, Jharkhand, Tripura, kerla, Himachal Pradesh, andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chattisgad,hariyana, Orissa, Punjab, Assam. In these regard, several letters have been sent to the public health deptt.,govt.of Maharashtra requesting to issue notification under section 1(5) of the ESI act.action by the state government is a waited.
ESIC Hospital List