ESI Corporation raises ceiling limit in Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (UNI) The Employees State Insurance (ESI) Corporation in Haryana has revised its expenditure ceiling limit from Rs 750 per insured person per annum to Rs 900 per insured person per annum.
A spokesman of the Haryana Health Department today said the government had also enhanced the plan ceiling of the Department from Rs one crore to Rs 1.5 crore, as one-eighth state share. The Department had made a provision of around Rs 12.51 crore for procuring drugs and dressings etc for the insured persons and their families during the current financial year as against Rs 6.84 crore last year.
The spokesman said due to the extension of ESI scheme and rapid industrialisation in the state, the number of insured people was expected to cross five lakh during the current financial year.
He said that this number had increased from 4.32 lakh in 2004-05 to 4.75 lakh in 2005-06.
The total number of ESI beneficiaries had now risen up to 18.50 lakh which included the family members of insured persons.
The ESI Corporation had taken a comprehensive proposal for the computerisation of the entire functioning of the scheme in the state. All ESI hospitals, dispensaries and Directorate along with the ESI Corporation headquarters would be provided with broadband connectivity and this project was likely to be completed within next four months, he added.
He said the Department would ensure free supply of all types of medicines to the insured persons.
During the year 2005-06, the ESI schemes had been extended to village Zahari in Sonepat, Mehrana in Panipat and Pali, Mohabtabad in Faridabad district.
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