Employees’ State Insurance Corp has decided to offer free annual health checkup to insured members with age 40 and above under its health insurance scheme.
“A large section of insured persons are working under harsh and hazardous industrial environment and hence are more likely to develop illness… it has been decided to provide annual preventive health checkups for members with age 40 and above,” ESIC has said in an office order.
Besides routine general physical or clinical examination, the health checkup will include tests for blood sugar, kidney, liver, check X-Ray and ECG.
ESIC will maintain electronic record of these checkups of insured persons and will be uploaded in the electronic health record of patients.
The health insurance scheme run by the ESIC provide cover to not only the two crore insured persons but also to their dependents in the family. Thus the scheme covers around 10 crore people in the country.
RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh meanwhile welcomed the move saying the government has agreed to its demand for preventive health checks for ESIC subscribers.