The hospital will have all the modern facilities like modular OT, state of the art medical equipment, labs, etc. It will have OPD and IPD services
Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav has laid the foundation stone of 100 bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, Tripura through a virtual event.
Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha, Chief Minister, Tripura graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum and Natural Gas, RameswarTeli, and Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Pratima Bhoumik were guests of honour in the event.
The proposed 100 bedded ESIC hospital to be built in Agartala will be spread over an area of five acres. It will be directly run by ESIC. The estimated construction cost of this hospital is around 100 crore and will be completed in three years. The hospital will have all the modern facilities like modular OT, state of the art medical equipment, labs, etc. It will have OPD and IPD services. This hospital will cater to and provide medical services to more than 60,000 beneficiaries of Agartala and nearby areas.
In his address during the event, Bhupender Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken keen interest in the development of North East states and the ESIC hospital will help further the Prime Minister’s vision for the region.
He said that the Union Government is committed to rapid development in the North East states and stressed that it is working to create employment opportunities in the North East states and provide social security to all the workers including workers from the unorganised sector.
Yadav said that the Ministry of Labour & Employment will work with the Government of Tripura for E-Shram registration of unorganised sector workers. He further said that the 100 bedded ESIC Hospital will be built within three years.
Chief Minister of Tripura, Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha, in his address said that the upcoming hospital will benefit the workers and their family members in Tripura. It will also create employment opportunities for people of Tripura, he said. He informed that Government of Tripura has provided 5-acre land to ESIC free of cost to build this hospital.
Minister of State Rameswar Teli, said that the Union Government is working for upliftment of workers and deprived sections through various schemes. He was informed about various schemes and programmes being run by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
Other dignitaries to grace the occasion were Ratan Chakraborty, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Tripura & MLA, Kheyerpur, West Tripura; Bhagban Ch. Das, Minister for Labour, Animal Resource Development & Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Government of Tripura; Arti Ahuja, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India; Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director General, ESIC; Jitendra Kumar Sinha, Chief Secretary, Government of Tripura; Biswajit Shil, Chairman, Panchayat Samiti; and Abhishek Singh, Secretary, Labour, Government of Tripura.
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