Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour & Employment inaugurated ESIC’s 126 bedded Super-Speciality Hospital, at Sanathnagar, Hyderabad on Saturday 30th April, 2011. Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh was the Chief Guest of the function.
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is committed to work for the welfare of workers and improvement in their quality of life and for providing all possible social security to them. For providing the best Medical services to the Insured Persons and their families of Andhra Pradesh, the ESI Corporation’s 126 bedded ESIC Super Hospital at Sanathnagar, Hyderabad has come into reality now. At present, there are about 32899 Employers covering about 1567350 Employees and 4350969 Beneficiaries in the Hyderabad region.
Inaugurating the Hospital, Shri Kharge told the gathering that many other similar projects of ESIC are under construction with an estimated cost Rs. 9,000 crores. He urged the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to implement the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) in Andhra Pradesh. Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy assured that the State Government is fully ready to co-operate with the Central Government in implementing the labour friendly Schemes in the state.
The establishment of Super-Speciality Hospital at Sanathnagar, Hyderabad will immensely help the workers of Andhra Pradesh. The super-speciality hospital has been built up in 17241 sq. meter of land with an estimated cost of about Rs. 130 crores. The ESIC Hospital, Sanathnagar is centrally air conditioned with super-speciality facilities like Cardiology and Cardio thoracic surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Nephrology and Urology and Paediatrics Surgery. The hospital will provide indoor, outdoor, emergency and diagnostic services to the Insured workers of Hyderabad in particular and of the State of Andhra Pradesh in general.
ESI Corporation has been providing services to the insured persons through its upgraded and modified hospitals and has tie-up arrangements with many other hospitals on cashless basis. Corporation has added huge infrastructure and provides benefits through 148 Hospitals, 42 Hospitals Annexes, 1402 ESI Dispensaries, 1540 Panel Clinics, 797 Branch/Pay Offices and 52 Regional/Sub-Regional/Divisional Offices.
Those present at the inaugural ceremony included Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeshwari, Union Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Secretary Ministry of Labour & Employment Shri Prabhat C. Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Shri Marri Shashidhar Reddy, Members of Parliament Shri V. Hanumantha Rao, Shri Chandrakant Khaire and Shri Anjan Kumar Yadav, and Mayor Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Smt. Banda Karthika Reddy.