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The ESIC Regional Office in Chennai, part of the Employee’s State Insurance Corporation under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, manages employee insurance schemes. Medical care and cash benefits are just a phone call away when workers face illness, maternity, disability, or employment injury – and it’s all thanks to this critical support system. Social security benefits are more than just a necessity for workers and their families – they’re a lifeline. This office makes sure they get the help they need.

ESIC – (Employee’s State Insurance Corporation)

ESIC Medical College and Hospital, KK Nagar, is built on the foundation of the esteemed ESI Corporation Hospital, which has been serving insured patients in Tamil Nadu for over 30 years. The college started operating in 2013 with an annual intake of 100 students. Of these, 15% are reserved for the All India Quota, 20% for wards of insured patients, and the remaining 65% are filled through the State Government Quota.

From the academic year 2020-2021, the NMC approved an increase to 125 seats, including a quota for economically weaker sections. From 2023-2024, the NMC further approved 150 MBBS admissions. The college is affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University.

Postgraduate courses have been offered since 2009 in specialties like General Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Microbiology, and Orthopedics. Currently, the intake for postgraduate students is 27 across these specialties. This year, ESIC Medical College & Hospital received full approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC). is not affiliated or officially affiliated with Tamilnadu Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESICHENNAI.ORG). For official information, visit the official site of ESIC Chennai at தமிழ்நாடு Employee’s State Insurance Corporationத்துடன் (ESICHENNAI.ORG) இணைக்கப்படவில்லை. அதிகாரப்பூர்வ தகவலுக்கு, இல் ESIC Chennai அதிகாரப்பூர்வ தளத்தைப் பார்வையிடவும்.

Highlights of ESIC

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a social security organization in India. Here are the key points:

Health InsuranceESIC provides medical care and cash benefits to employees.
CoverageIt covers employees earning up to a certain limit.
BenefitsIncludes sickness benefits, maternity benefits, disability benefits, and medical benefits.
FundingFunded by contributions from both employees and employers.
FacilitiesOffers medical facilities through its network of hospitals and dispensaries.
Employment InjuryProvides compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses.
Social SecurityEnsures financial support in times of health-related needs for workers and their families.

What is the Goal of ESIC

The Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Scheme is a part of the Employees’ State Insurance Act. When disaster strikes, this protection has got workers’ backs – whether it’s a serious illness, having a baby, getting hurt on the job, or tragically, losing their life. On top of serving insured employees, medical care is also available to their family members. The ESI Scheme covers factories and other workplaces like road transport services, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, newspapers, shops, and educational or medical institutions with 10 or more workers. However, in some states, the threshold for coverage is still 20 workers. Employees in these workplaces who earn up to Rs. 15,000 per month are eligible for social security benefits under the ESI Act.

ESI Corporation has set up 151 hospitals and 42 hospital annexes for inpatient services. They provide primary and outpatient medical services through a network of about 1,418 ESI dispensaries, 140 AYUSH units, and 1,017 panel clinics, etc.

Keeping up with industrialization, the Scheme is now implemented in over 830 centers across 31 States and Union Territories. The numbers are staggering: 723,000 factories and establishments are covered under the Act, resulting in benefits for a whopping 20.3 million insured individuals and their loved ones. Currently, the total number of beneficiaries is over 78.9 million.

Benefits under ESI Scheme

The main benefits provided under the ESI Scheme are:

  • Sickness Benefit
  • Disablement Benefit
  • Dependants’ Benefit
  • Maternity Benefit
  • Medical Benefit

Other benefits include expenses for confinement and funerals, vocational and physical rehabilitation, unemployment allowance (RGSKY), and training for skill improvement.

24×7 Medical Helpline at ESIC Hospitals

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched a 24×7 helpline number, 1800 11 3839, to assist insured persons and their families. Reach out to this helpline for direct access to medical experts at ESIC hospitals’ emergency departments.

How It Works:

  1. Call the Helpline: Dial 1800 11 3839 at any time for medical assistance.
  2. Connection to Emergency: If you need emergency medical advice from a doctor, your call will be connected to the emergency department of the nearest ESIC hospital in your state.
  3. Doctor’s Assistance: A doctor from the emergency department will attend the call and provide the necessary advice and guidance.
Sl. No.Name of RegionToll Free Helpline No.
1RO, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh1800-425-2358
2RO, Guwahati, Assam1800-345-3627
3RO, Patna, Bihar1800-345-6190
4RO, Raipur, Chhattisgarh1800-233-5172
5Goa RO, Panji1800-233-0132
6RO, Ahmedabad, Gujarat1800-233-0424
7RO, Faridabad, Haryana1800-180-1475
SRO, Gurgaon, Haryana1800-180-2526
8RO, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh1800-180-2862
9RO, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir1800-180-7029
10RO, Ranchi, Jharkhand1800-345-6532
11RO, Bangalore, Karnataka1800-425-0636
SRO, Hubli, Karnataka1800-425-0037
12RO, Mumbai, Maharashtra1800-209-4599
SRO, Pune, Maharashtra1800-233-4143
13RO, Indore, Madhya Pradesh1800-233-4414
14RO, Bhubaneswar, Odisha1800-345-6712
15SRO, Ludhiana, Punjab1800-180-0026
16RO, Puducherry, Puducherry1800-425-7642
17RO, Jaipur, Rajasthan1800-180-6266
SRO, Udaipur, Rajasthan1800-180-6224
18RO, Chennai, Tamil Nadu1800-425-7080
SRO, Madurai, Tamil Nadu1800-425-2527
SRO, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu1800-425-1505
19RO, Dehradun, Uttrakhand1800-180-4161
20RO, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh1800-180-5127
SRO, Noida, Uttar Pradesh1800-180-3181
21RO, Kolkata, West Bengal1800-345-4454
22SRO, Barrackpore, West Bengal1800-345-5985

No matter the time of day, insured individuals and their families have a direct line to medical experts, getting the help they need in a hurry when crisis strikes.