BY TC News Desk
Agartala: January 15. Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav laid the foundation stone of states first 100 bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Tripura in a virtual event held today.
Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum and Natural Gas, RameswarTeliand Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Pratima Bhoumik were guests of honour in the event.
The proposed 100 bedded ESIC hospital to be built in Agartala will be spread over an area of 5 acres. It will be directly run by ESIC. The estimated construction cost of this hospital is around 100 crores and will be completed in 3 years.
The hospital will have all the modern facilities like modular OT, state of the art medical equipment, labs, etc. It will have OPD and IPD services. This hospital will cater to and provide medical services to more than 60,000 beneficiaries of Agartala and nearby areas.
In his address during the event, Bhupender Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken keen interest in the development of North East states and the ESIC hospital will help further Prime Minister’s vision for the region.
He said that Union Government is committed for rapid development in the North East states and stressed that it is working to create employment opportunities in the North East states and provide social security to all the workers including workers from the unorganised sector.
Yadav said that the Ministry of Labour & Employment will work with Government of Tripura for E-Shram registration of unorganised sector workers. He further said that the 100 bedded ESIC Hospital will be built within three years.
Chief Minister of Tripura, Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha, in his address said that the upcoming hospital will benefit the workers and their family members in Tripura.
“After Guwahati, at Bodhjung Nagar in Agartala another hospital of ESIC is going to be set up. For setting up this hospital state government was in constant touch with Central government. It will also create employment opportunities for people of Tripura, he said.
He informed that Government of Tripura has provided 5-acre land to ESIC free of cost to build this hospital.
Minister of State Shri RameswarTeli, said that the Union Government is working for upliftment of workers and deprived sections through various schemes. He informed about various schemes and programmes being run by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
Other dignitaries to grace the occasion were Ratan Chakraborty, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Tripura & MLA, Kheyerpur, West Tripura and Bhagban Chandra Das, Minister for Labour, Animal Resource Development and Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Government of Tripura.