The Employees' State Insurance Act which is a social security legislation provides for medical care and cash benefits in the contingencies of sickness, maternity, disablement and death due to employment injury to workers.
The scheme was introduced in the Union Territory of Delhi as well as Kanpur city on 24th February, 1952 and was inaugurated by Late Sh. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru the then Prime Minister of India.
Medical Benefits are available to an Insured Person and his family from the day he enters into employment. The range of services provided covers preventive, promotive curative and rehabilitative Services. Besides the out patient services through dispensaries, the in-patient services arrangement exist through ESI Hospitals or arrangement with other hospitals.