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ESI Government Hospital Scheme in Vellore

ESI stands for Employees' State Insurance and is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme of the government for welfare of Indian workers. Although Vellore is famous for Christian Medical College (CMC) and Hospital, the government has also started such a health scheme to reach out to a larger section of people in the society.


Objectives of ESI Scheme

Under this ESI scheme, a worker is called IP or Insured Person. Such an Insured Person along with his dependents is entitled to medical benefits and cash benefits. Employees have to be registered under this scheme. Such employees and their dependents will be eligible for medical treatment, unemployment cash benefit in certain contingencies and maternity benefits for women employees. Likewise, there is disablement benefit in case of employment-related disablement or death and super specialty treatment by means of Private Tie up Network and other hospitals all over India.

Professional colleges are being constructed under the ESI scheme where certain percentage of seats are reserved for children of Insured Persons (IP). Dispensaries, Outpatient medical facilities, Inpatient care and few beds in Government hospitals are available for ESI beneficiaries.

Recent Developments in ESI Scheme

Pehchan smart cards in Project Panchdeep and inclusion of poor families (eligible for Rashtriya Swasthya Yojana) in addition to insured workers in the ESI scheme has come as a welcome move by the government.

The basic objective of the scheme is provision  of Medical Care Services from the 'Womb to Tomb'. This encompasses preventive medication, medical treatment as well as rehabilitative services. The ESI scheme aims to provide standard medical care to all the workers and their families during sickness, employment injury and loss of wage during such time.

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Address of ESI Hospital/Government Hospitals in Vellore

ESI Vellore Government Hospital
GPH Road, Officers Line, near Raja Theatre,
Long Bazaar, Vellore 632001
Phone: 0416-2223052, 0416-2223062, (Mobile: 9443352572)
Public Information Officer  Phone: 95416 2223052

Government Police Hospital
Archaeological Road, Near PWD,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632001

Village Care Centre
Venkatapuram Road,
Near Library, Vellore 632001

Government Hospital
Arni Road, Opposite Staff Quarters,
Adukkamparai, Vellore 632001

Government Vellore Medical College
Arni Road, Opposite Staff Quarters,
Adukkamparai, Vellore 632001

Entitled Treatments Under ESI Scheme in Vellore

Employees who are covered under ESI Scheme (known as Insured Persons) and their dependents can avail following treatments in ESI hospitals, dispensaries, recognized hospitals and diagnostic centres:
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Domiciliary treatment
  • Specialists consultation
  • Hospitalization or Inpatient treatment
  • Free dressings, medicines, artificial limbs, aids etc.
  • Imaging, Lab services
  • Immunization, checkups, maternity and child health programmes, tonics, iron and folic tablets and vitamin A tablets to children.
  • Anti leprosy treatment, treatment for tuberculosis (T.B.) and cancer.
  • Super specialty treatment is available under ESI scheme for kidney transplantation, cardiac by-pass surgery and cancer.
  • Treatment for occupational diseases is covered under the scheme which may include workers employed in cement, asbestos, dye and chemical and textile industries.
  • Awareness camps are also organized in which awareness is spread among the workers about AIDS and HIV. 

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Brief History about ESI Scheme

In 1923, Shri B.N.Adarkar, economist, was appointed by the government to create a Health Insurance BN AdarkarScheme for Industrial workers. The Report he submitted became the basis of ESI Act (Employee State Insurance Act) enacted in 1948 but which became a reality from February 25, 1952.

Although, initially, it was meant only for workers employed in factories and companies, it is applicable to hospitals, educational institutions etc. now which have 10 or more workers. The ESI Scheme is a step forward towards giving everyone a comfortable life and proper living conditions in a Welfare State.

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