Can anyone please confirm if COVID 19 is covered under ESIC? Can a ESI member sufferring from COVID get medical benefits as per his/ her eligibility?
From India, Mumbai

Insolvency n GST Professional
Employees State Insurance Corporation has allowed its insured persons to avail all medical facilities from tie-up hospitals, including medicines from private chemists, as several of its own hospitals have been converted into COVID-19 dedicated hospitals.
“ESI beneficiaries can be referred to tie-up hospitals for any medical requirement, including emergency and non-emergency services, during the period for which concerned ESIC hospital functions as dedicated Covid-19 Hospital. "
Read more at:
A visit to ESIC site will give you all information needed.
ESIC has introduced measures to tackle COVID in accordance with GOI directives.

From India, Pune

HR Manager
Adding to above, ESIC allows IPs to purchase medicines from private chemists during lockdown.
In order to ease out the hardship of ESI beneficiaries in this touch time, ESIC has allowed purchase of medicines by beneficiaries from private chemists during lock down period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC.
Further, ESI authorities have extended medical services of ESI hospitals not only to IPs but also to general public without any user charges (for COVID 19 suspected /confirmed cases).
(as per their circular no.PT No.A/48/15/3/2017 Med-1 dated 13/4/2020.

From India, Aizawl
Sir, request you to please share the above mentioned circular. Thanks
From India, Mumbai

HR Manager
Reference my earlier post. For the benefit to all, I am herewith attaching the circular letter
From India, Aizawl

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What are the extent of the ESIC coverage that IP will receive and terms and conditions
From India, Bengaluru
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