Suresh C. Angadi, MP, has urged the Centre to establish a new Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) hospital in Udyambag area in the city.
Mr. Angadi said in a release issued here on Saturday that he met the Union Minister for Labour and Employment Sis Ram Ola and tried to convince him on the need for establishment of a full-fledged ESI hospital in Udyambag, a major industrial area in the city.As a large number of industrial estalishments were coming up in the city, the worker population was also on the rise. Many workers found it inconvenient to go to the existing ESI hospital at the other end of the city, he said.
Also, this hospital could not accommodate many patients in its in-patient ward due to lack of sufficient beds.
Thousands of workers remained deprived of healthcare through the ESI hospital and the establishment of a hospital in Udyambag would cater to the needs of workers in the city, he added.
Mr. Angadi drew attention to the sub-regional office of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in the city.
He said though the centre had sanctioned the office a while ago, the authorities had not taken up follow-up measures to establish the office, he said and urged Mr. Ola to direct officials in this regard.