Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar launched the convergence of ESI Scheme with Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, PM-JAY in 113 districts of Chhatisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
It was launched on the culmination day of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, ESIC, Special Services Fortnight at New Delhi.
The convergence will ensure that 1.35 crore ESI beneficiaries in such districts avail cashless medical services through empanelled hospitals of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY without any need of referral.
To avail the medical care, the Insured Worker or the beneficiary need to carry ESIC e-pehchan card or Health Passbook and Aadhar Card with them.
The list of districts and empaneled hospitals are available at www.esic.nic.in/ab-pm-jay .
Similarly, the beneficiaries of PM-JAY can also avail cashless treatment at 15 underutilized ESIC hospitals or Medical Colleges in Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Gangwar lauded the efforts of ESIC Hospitals or Medical Colleges and ESIS Hospitals in providing medical care during the period of Covid-19 pandemic not only to the workers but also to the general public.
During the event, the minister also felicitated such ESIC Hospitals or Medical and Directorate Insurance Medical Services of State Governments who have performed exceptionally well during pandemic period.