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ESIC offers free treatment to beneficiaries affected by Covid-19

Reaching out to its beneficiaries, who have been affected by the Corona virus infection, the State Insurance Company of Employees (ESIC) announced on Thursday that all insured persons and family members are required to benefit from free medical care in one of its hospitals, which have been declared as dedicated Covid centers.

Each ESIC hospital has been tasked with operating with a minimum of 20 percent of its capacity in beds reserved for ESI staff, retirees and beneficiaries, according to labor ministry sources.

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CSE recipients can also seek emergency or non-emergency medical treatment at a directly linked hospital without a referral letter, according to human rights.

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In the event that the beneficiary or a family member infected with COVID-19 is undergoing treatment in a private institution, reimbursement of expenses may also be claimed.

Currently, 21 ESIC hospitals managed directly by ESIC with 3,676 COVID isolation beds, 229 ICU beds and 163 ventilation beds, as well as 26 state government-run ESI hospitals with 2,023 beds operate as hospitals dedicated to COVID-19.

In addition, the company announced a series of measures for its beneficiaries, under which, in the event that the insured refrains from working to be infected with the deadly virus, he or she can claim sickness benefits for the period. abstention as per right. Sickness benefit is paid at 70 percent of the average daily wage for 91 days.

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Likewise, if an insured person becomes unemployed, that beneficiary may claim assistance under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) of less than 50 percent of the average daily wage for a maximum of 90 days. To benefit from this relief, the insured person can submit the request online on the company’s portal.

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ESIC has further announced that if an insured person becomes unemployed due to dismissal or the closure of an establishment, that person may apply for unemployment benefit for a period of two years subject to the conditions of ‘eligibility under Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (RGSKY)

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In the event of the death of a beneficiary, funeral expenses of 15,000 rupees would be paid to the oldest surviving member of the family.

Plasma therapy, which has shown promising results in saving the lives of severe patients with COVID-19, is also available at ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad (Haryana) and ESIC Medical College & Hospital , in Sanath Nagar (Telangana), the statement said.

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