Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment launched the new website of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) here today. The new website“www.esichospitals.gov.in” will offer a host of hassle-free features to the ESIC Insured Persons and their beneficiaries. This website brings all the 36 ESIC hospitals on one platform. The important features of the website include facility for seeking online appointments confirmed through SMS, facility to check location and availability of Specialists, treatments offered by a particular hospital and Feedback system for rating Doctor’s based on their services. Networking of all ESIC Hospitals across country enables an Insured Person or his beneficiary to log in and visit any of the 36 hospitals and find out the specialty area in which treatment is offered by the particular hospital and seek appointment on a convenient date.
For seeking appointment, the Insured Person has to indentify the hospital, refer to the facilities of treatment available and see the profile of the doctor and select the doctor and mention the required date of appointment and mention his name, insurance number and mobile number. Once the appointment of an Insured Person is accepted and booked, he or she will be informed by an SMS on the mobile confirming the booking. The facility for feedback system is in place for rating the doctors. The above facility is expected to minimize the normal time taken for reference by ESI Dispensary / ESI Hospitals, long drawn correspondence as now the booking can be done online 24x7. The ESI Scheme benefits about 2.03 crore family units of workers and over 7.89 crores beneficiary population.