ESI mobile clinics launched in India for the first time say’s Dattatreya
As report, workers in small industries covered by the ESI mobile clinics facility but unable to access the medical services due to locational problems will have something to look forward with the govt launching Mobile Clinics in the Andhra Pradesh state.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be the first states in the country where the facility would be made available initially and later expanded to other parts of the country and the Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattareya identified off these mobile clinics that would serve the parts not covered by ESI Dispensaries in Andhra Pradesh and Telanagana.
Bandaru Dattareya said 13 mobile clinics have been launched initially and among them 8 clinics would serve in Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Nalgonda, Khammam and Nizamabad districts in Telanagana state while five clinics would serve West Godavari, Chittoor, Prakasam, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Anantapur and Nellore districts in Andhra Pradesh state.
From the both the states, each clinic will have a vehicle with a pharmacist, Doctor, attendant, driver and the necessary equipment and medicines and vehicle will visit two locations in a day for 3 hours each and conduct basic soundings. Here each location will be covered twice a week Dattatreya said and annual spending for these will be around 30 crores rupees.
Union Minister for Labour and Employment Dattatreya said ESI services cover 48 lakh recipients through 12 lakh insured persons in Telangana state. Here are six ESI hosptals and 70 dispensaries, 149 panel clinics and two diagnostic centres as reports out.