In a big leap taken by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to ensure better accessibility of medical facilities for its beneficiaries, it on March 10 joined hands with Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the convergence of ESI Scheme with Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY will be in 113 districts of four states, namely - Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The tie-up is expected to benefit 1.35 crore ESI beneficiaries in the given districts to avail cashless medical services through empaneled hospitals of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY without any need of referral.
"To avail the medical care the beneficiary need to carry ESIC e-pehchan card or Health Passbook and Aadhar Card with them. The list of districts and empaneled hospitals are available at www.esic.nic.in/ab-pm-jay, the statement said.
Similarly, the beneficiaries of PM-JAY can also avail cashless treatment at 15 underutilised ESIC hospitals/Medical Colleges in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan & U.P.