New ESI Hospital in Thoothukkudi
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1346
ANSWERED ON: 10.02.2020
ESI Hospital in Thoothukkudi
Kanimozhi Karunanidhi Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a)whether the Government has allocated any funds so far, for the construction of 100-bedded ESI Hospital in Thoothukkudi which was started in 2014; and
(b)if so, the details thereof and the time-frame for completion of the said Hospital?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) & (b): Initially the project was assigned to Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in 2014 but as the Insured person (IP) strength was less than 50,000, the construction work was not initiated and subsequently withdrawn from CPWD.
Later on after tendering in 2016, the ESIC assigned the work to M/s Engineering Projects India Limited (EPIL). As agreement was not signed with EPIL, it was decided to cancel the work order. Now action has been initiated to assign the work to the CPWD. The area now satisfies the 50,000 IP norms.
Source: LOK SABHA