The Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya in Hyderabad has recently stated that the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will start six-bedded hospitals at Qutubhullapur and Chikkadpally dispensaries in the city, to be located with their own buildings.
ESI Corporation is contemplating to cover (medical insurance) unorganised labourers like auto-rickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers, construction workers and cine workers under the ESI Scheme on a pilot basis in Hyderabad, said the minister.
The state government is also committed to provide free-of-cost space to build dispensaries by the ESI Corporation, wherever the dispensaries are located in rented buildings, the minister is further implied to have told the press.
To action the matter under consideration, the minister is reported to have held a review meeting with officials of various departments recently.
Speaking on the city roads, he said most of the roads in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are very congested and there is a need to widen them, the release added.