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ESIC board okays super speciality treatment for workers with just 6-month contributions to ESI

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The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has relaxed the norm of minimum two years’ contribution towards its health insurance scheme to six months for its insured persons to avail of super speciality treatment, which will give a major relief to those suffering from chronic diseases, said sources.

Besides, the ESIC has also increased the maximum individual income of dependents from the current ₹5,000 per month to ₹9,000 per month for getting benefits under the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) scheme.

The board also decided that the ESIC would pay the entire expense of the hospitals run by the states, which are tied up by the body for treatment of its insured persons under the ESI scheme.

Currently, the ESIC pays the seven-eighths of the expenses, while the respective states bear one-eighth of the expenditure of these hospitals.

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