ESI Dispensary, Dimapur
The promulgation of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 envisaged an integrated need based social insurance scheme that would protect the interest of the workers in contingencies such as sickness, maternity, permanent or temporary disablement resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity and death due to employment injury. The Act also guarantees reasonably good medical care to workers and their immediate dependants. The ESI Corporation has set up by the central government in order to administer the Health Care scheme under the Act.
Accordingly, the Government of India, in consultation with the Corporation and the State Government appointed the 1st March, 2008, as the date on which the provision of the Act has brought into force initially in Dimapur District, Nagaland under Section 1(3) of the said Act. The ESI Branch Office, Dimapur has conducted survey in Dimapur area and identified 2,978 insured persons coverable under the provisions of the Act employed in various industrial and commercial sectors.
The ESI Dispensary at Dimapur is initially attached to District Hospital, Dimapur, and a number of doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff of the Hospital work for the dispensary on honorarium basis.
The State Government has recently declared all administrative jurisdiction of Dimapur to be covered by the Act and also all other Commercial Establishments, Private Nursing Homes, and Educational Institutions having employed ten or more workers shall be coverable under the Act.
During 2012 the Department has opened ESIC Dispensary at 4th Mile in Dimapur.