Centre to set up 100-bed ESI hospital in Warangal, says Dattatreya
The Union government was planning to set up a state-of-the-art 100-bedded ESI Hospital in Warangal city, said Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya.
Warangal: The Union government was planning to set up a state-of-the-art 100-bedded ESI Hospital in Warangal city, said Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya. Speaking to the media here on Saturday, he said that the existing 52-bedded ESI Hospital at the Labour Colony in the city was in a poor state. The building and equipment were not up to the standard and there were many vacant positions in the hospital. In order to offer quality medical services to the labourers the old hospital would be replaced with the new one, the Minister added.
Dattatreya said that he told the Regional Director of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to look into the status of existing hospital and submit a report. After going through the report, the new hospital would be sanctioned, he added.
The 100-bedded hospital would serve the needs of the workers engaged in unorganized sector such as domestic, construction companies, rickshaw pullers, anganwadi workers and others who were brought into the domain of the ESIC.
Dattatreya also said that a modern employment exchange office in Warangal district would soon be set-up soon. The employment skills of youth would be boosted as part of ‘Pradhana Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana’ through a skill development centre that would be set up here, he added.
The Union Minister said that the Labour Ministry has a portal called National Career Service and with its help, both the job seekers and job givers would be brought together with specialised services to the local youth. It was being planned to bring 35 crore people under the health insurance coverage through ESIC in the near future, the Labour Minister added.
Later, the Minister held a meeting with the BJP leaders and discussed about the ensuing municipal elections. On continuing the alliance with the TDP in the elections, a decision would be taken after consulting the local party leaders, he said.