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ESIC HOPSITAL TO GET A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

hospital-3ESIC is one of neglected government hospitals in the city but maybe the new schemes that have come to the hospital may give a new lease of life. The ESIC hospital is likely to be revamped within a stipulated period of 18 months and will also house the government dental college in. Will you believe if you are told that this is the ESIC hospital, located at Sector-5 Vashi for TB patients.(33:29 to 35:20) The structure of the hospital is in shambles and one would never believe that it is a hospital. The ESIC hospital was established in 1977 for T. B. patients but over a period of time due to negligence, lack of maintenance and lack of staff, patients don’t come here. Forget about the patients, even the nurses at the hospital say that there is immense shortage pf essential facilities here. X-ray technician of the hospital accepted that due to lack of equipments patients are sent all the way to Mulund for operation. The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospital is a Statutory Corporation, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. It is the implementing agency of a pioneering Social Security Scheme in India. Considering the dilapidated situation of the hospital and negligent number of patients, ESIC body had approved the revamping of the hospital in the past. Post the renovation, the hospital was provided with OPD specialists like physician, obstetrician, pedestrian, ophthalmologist, orthopedic but lacked major operation theater, labour room and ICU. Hence, the old structure of the hospital would now be demolished and will be replaced by modernized and made well equipped with 100 beds. It will also house a government dental college. The contract has been awarded to UP based firm Rajkiya Nirman Nigam for a period of 18 months. For its college, ESIC would be appointing lecturers and professors providing them with ESIC Scheme card for benefits for them and their family. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV news.

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