MP Shobha Karandlaje said labourers from all sectors, including the cashew factories and agriculture area, should be made eligible for schemes.
Speaking after felicitating the labourers at a programme, organised by the district administration and the
Labour Department, she lauded the government’s initiative on recognising the valuable services of labourers.
Karandlaje urged the government to set up a full-fledged ESI Hospital as KMC lacks basic infrastructure facilities. An ESI Hospital will be a boon to many labourers who require health care facilities, she said.
Ayushmaan Bharat is one scheme which helps the below poverty line labourers by offering Rs 5 lakh per family to bear the medical expenses.
She directed deputy commissioner to submit a proposal for full-fledged ESI hospital.
She insisted that the drivers working in public, as well as the private sectors, as laborers should be subjected to regular health checkups, as they undergo health-related complications owing to their haphazard work and its pressure.