Faridabad, March 08, 2021.

The 1st Graduation Day Ceremony of ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana was held on 07.03.2021 at  Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India was the Chief Guest of the event.  Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India presided over the function.

The other Dignitaries to grace the occasion were Shri Apurva Chandra, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, Smt. Anuradha Prasad, IDAS, Additional Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India & Director General, ESIC, Dr. Asim Das, Dean, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad and officers from Ministry of Labour & Employment and ESIC.

Terming the graduation ceremony as a memorable day in the life of a student, Vice President congratulated all the 91 graduating doctors. He also felicitated the topper students of the batch. In his address to the graduating students, he stressed upon the teachings of our glorious past which are share and care, giving equal opportunity and respect to women, etc. He further urged the doctors to keep the values and ethics first

in the services to the patients. He also said the graduating doctors to show compassion, a caring attitude, towards the patients specially to those who are poor and oppressed.

He also lauded the efforts of entire medical fraternity from doctors to nurses, para-medical staff and sanitary workers, technicians and ASHA workers in villages for their fight against pandemic. Shri Naidu also lauded Indian industry for ramping up production of essential items such as PPE kits, surgical gloves, face masks, ventilators and vaccines.

The Vice President praised ESIC for running India’s largest social security program covering roughly 10% of the country’s population. However, he also highlighted the scope for improvement to ensure better customer experience, grievance redressal and improved health outcomes. He further commended the Ministry of Labour and Employment for initiating major reforms in ESIC to ensure safety, security and health of every worker.

In his address, Shri Santosh Kumar Gagnwar, Minister of Labour & Employment (Independent Charge), Govt. of India informed about the various steps taken by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India. He said that the 04 Codes on Labour has been enacted to bring improvement in the condition of workers. To provide financial relief to both workers and employers, the Union govt. has launched Aatm Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana(ABRY).

He also lauded the services rendered by ESIC during Covid-19 pandemic, not only to the workers but also to the general public. He further informed that Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yoajna has been started to provide financial relief to the workers affected by pandemic.

He congratulated the graduating students and lauded the services rendered by these students during Covid-19 pandemic. During the event, he also felicitated the students with passing certificates.

Shri Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour & Employment to the Govt. of India during his address, informed about the various steps taken by Ministry to ensure life and dignity of labour force of the country by protecting & safeguarding their interest, promoting their welfare and providing social security to the labour force both in Organized and Unorganized Sectors. He also informed that 02 more ESIC Medical Colleges, at Bihta (Patna) and Alwar (Rajasthan), are going to be functional soon. He further stressed upon the need of strengthening the service delivery mechanism of ESIC, as social security will also be provided to gig workers once the rules of Code on Social Security is made. 

Smt. Anuradha Prasad, Director General, ESIC in her welcome address reiterated the commitment to serve the Insured Workers and their family members who come from lower strata of society.

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