Chandigarh, June 23: The Centre on Thursday,June 23 offered to upgrade Haryana's existing ESI dispensaries to six-bedded hospitals.
This offer was made by Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya during a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal here today, an official spokesperson said.
The upgradation of ESI dispensaries in the state will immensely benefit the workers of alternative industrial estates in the state.
The Chief Minister thanked Dattatreya for extending support for upgradation of state's ESI dispensaries. He also directed the officers concerned to prepare schemes so that maximum funds for implementation of various labour welfare schemes could be obtained from the Central government.
It was informed in the meeting that state government was implementing a number of schemes and programmes for the welfare of workers and labourers.
The Labour and Employment Department is taking steps to maximize the number of industrial workers under the ambit of ESI, the release said.