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Eight ESIC hospitals across country declared dedicated COVID 19 treatment centres

Updated: April 10, 2020 10:41 am
Eight Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospitals across the country with over one thousand isolation bed have been declared as dedicated COVID-19 hospitals. These hospitals are situated in Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Labour Ministry said, in addition to this, around one thousand 112 isolation beds have been made available in most of the remaining ESIC Hospitals across the country. Further, a total of 555 ICU Beds with 197 Ventilators have also been made available in these Hospitals.

The Ministry said, Covid-19 testing facility has been made available at ESIC Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana. It said, ESIC has allowed purchase of medicines by beneficiaries from private chemist during lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC. The Ministry said, efforts are being made to maintain adequate stock of mask and Personal Protective Equipment kits. Frequency of disinfection and sanitization of ESIC health Institution premises has been increased.

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