About ESI (MB) Scheme

ESI MB Scheme, West Bengal is the key facilitator for rendering the medical services under the ESI Scheme in this State. The Employees' State Insurance Scheme was introduced under the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 as a Social Security measure with the objective of providing certain benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity and employment injury etc.

The Scheme is applicable to the factories running with power and employing 10 or more persons and also to the factories running without power and employing 10 or more persons. Apart from Industries, hotels, restaurants, theatres, newspaper establishments, road motor or transport establishments, Shop and other establishments and recently private medical Institution and Educational Institution have been brought under the purview of this Scheme.

The Scheme is administered in our state through a network of 14 nos. well equipped hospitals, about 378 insurance medical practitioners (IMP) 42 Service Dispensaries (SD) and specialty centres through OPD of each ESI Hospitals, dedicated to the service of employees with annual numbers of beneficiaries above 39,00,000 nos.