Thursday, September 13, 2012

Project Panchdeep is a unique healthcare program: Mr. AK Srivatsava

 The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry in association with Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) organized an Awareness Program on “PROJECT PANCHDEEP” - A Unique Healthcare Administration Program on September 13, 2012 at Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Mr. A.K. Srivastava, Additional Commissioner & Regional Director, ESI Corporation was the Chief Guest for this occasion.

Mr. Devendra Surana, President, FAPCCI, S. Krishna Murthy, Deputy Director, ESI Corporation, Mr. Arun Kumar Dukkipati, Advisor, HR & IR Committee, Mr. S. Subba Rao, Chairman, HR & IR Committee, Mr. V. Kumar, Co-Chairman, HRD Committee, FAPCCI, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI others was the other speakers.

 Mr. Devendra Surana, President, FAPCCI said in his welcome address is that the Employees' State Insurance scheme is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers, earning less than Rs. 15,000 per month salary. The employer contributes 4.75 percentages and employee contributes 1.75 percentages, total share 6.5 percentage of the salary. This fund is managed by the ESI Corporation, which oversees the provision of medical and cash benefits to the employees, through its large network of dispensaries and hospitals throughout India. ESI provides insurance security to 12.5 million employees working in about 400,000 employer’s organizations. Total beneficiaries as of 2008-09 are above 50 million. The employees registered under the scheme are entitled to medical treatment for themselves and their dependants, unemployment cash benefit in certain contingencies and maternity benefit in case of women employees. In case of employment-related disablement or death, there is provision for a disablement benefit and a family pension, respectively.

Mr. A.K. Srivastava, Additional Commissioner & Regional Director, ESI Corporation said that theProject Panchdeep is a unique healthcare program for the employees. Project Panchdeep aimed at automating healthcare services for over 6 crore beneficiaries spread across the country. Project Panchdeep provides online facilities to employers and insured people for registration, payment of premium and disbursement of cash benefits. It also automates Medicare services to all insured people. This has not only brought in complete transparency in the system, it has empowered the stakeholders like never before. Each day close to 75 thousand people are benefiting from Project Panchdeep.

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