PIB | 07 Jun, 2022
Minister for Labour & Employment and Environment Bhupender
Yadav launched the ‘ESIC Yoga Fortnight’ at ESIC Hospital,
Basaidarapur, New Delhi, on Tuesday.
This Yoga Fortnight will end on the day
of ‘International Yoga Day’ on 21st June 2022. On this occasion, all the offices and hospitals of ESIC were connected to the main site through online medium.
theme of this year’s International Yoga Day-2022 is “Yoga for
Humanity”. With this theme, ESIC is celebrating ‘Yoga Fortnight’ to
promote Yoga among the workers.
his address on the occasion, the Union Minister informed that during
‘Yoga Fortnight’, ESIC will organize daily Yoga Camps for workers and
their dependents in industrial clusters through its 160 ESI Hospitals
and 64 Regional and Sub-Regional Offices.
than 1000 Yoga Camps are expected to be organized during the Yoga
Fortnight. Cleanliness Drive will also be conducted in the residential
areas/Bastis of the workers along with this.
All ESIC Hospitals will
conduct Cleanliness drive in at least two residential areas/Bastis of
worker. Special health check-up camps and health talks on
diseases/preventive care will also be organized in ESI Hospitals for the
his address, Bhupender Yadav emphasized on disease prevention
besides medical care. He further said that Yoga is very effective in
disease prevention. Doing Yoga regularly in the morning keeps the body
said that Healthy India would be made only by Healthy Workforce and a
self-reliant India would be built from a Healthy India.
S Bhatia, Director General, ESIC, Shri R.K. Gupta, Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Labour & Employment, T.L. Yaden, Financial
Commissioner, Manoj Kumar Singh, Chief Vigilance Officer, Medical
Superintendent and other officers of ESIC were also present.
promote ancient and traditional systems of medicine, a total of 329
AYUSH units in hospitals and dispensaries under ESI Scheme are
functional across the country, where workers insured by Ayurveda, Yoga,
Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy systems and Treatment is being provided to