The ESIC has issued Circulars dated 4th June, 2020, 11th June, 2020 and 24th June, 2020 granting Medical benefits to Employees and Migrant workers covered under the ESIC Act for treatment of COVID 19.
i) Circular dated 4th June, 2020 – Special sanction for purchase of medicines from private Chemists and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC. This scheme was introduced from 12th May, 2020 and has been extended till 31st July, 2020.
ii) Circular dated 11th June, 2020 – Provision of prompt medical services to ESIC beneficiaries even in suspected cases of COVID – 19 in ESIC hospitals, selected referred hospitals and availability of equipped ambulance services for transfer of sick patients on a very short notice.
iii) Circular dated 24th June, 2020 – Medical benefits to be given migrant workers covered under ESIC in a ESIC hospital nearest to their hometown.