The 190th meeting of ESI Corporation was held on 19th and 20th February, 2023 at Labour Bureau Bhawan, Chandigarh under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Labour and Employment, GoI / Chairman, ESIC.
The details of minutes of 190th meeting of ESI Corporation were released on 18th April, The meeting also took on some important decisions on strengthening social security for India’s Shram Jeevis (labourers) and among that one of the important discussion was regarding setting up of 100 bedded ESI hospital in Belagavi.
The details of discussion held in respect of reporting items are as under:-
Supplementary-I Reporting Item No.-1 :
Shri K. V. Sekhar Raju, National President, Federation of Associations of Small Industries of India (FASII), stated that the hospitals to be set up at Kurnool and Belagavi should be run by ESIC. The DG informed that matter has been taken up with the concerned states for the same.
Shri Sunil Sirsikar stated that details of the IPs and beneficiaries expected to be catered by the proposed hospitals should always be included in all such kind of proposal.
With the efforts of Member of Rajya Sabha Iranna Kadadi, a new 100 bedded ESI hospital to come up at Udyambag area in Belagavi city.
Existing ESI hospital at Ashok nagar here is constructed in 3.1 acres of land. The Hospital building is in dilapidated condition, Structural audit of the building was conducted by National Institute of Technology (NIT),Tiruchiralli. It has been concluded in the report that ESIS hospital building and staff quarters are unfit for human occupancy, The institute has recommended that strenghtening of this building wont be cost effective since most of the structural elements are degraded.
Presently, 1.28 Lakh insured persons are attached with existing ESIS Hospital in Belagavi.