LAHORE (May 4, 2011): Grant for heirs to industrial workers raised: Punjab Labour Minister Haji Ehsaanuddin Qureshi has said that death grant for the heirs of deceased industrial workers has been increased from Rs 2,000 to equivalent to one month pay, but not exceeding Rs 10,000.
He said that old identity cards of parents will be acceptable for the time being for the purpose of death grant.
This was decided in the 111th governing body meeting of the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) which was presided over by its chairman/ Punjab labor minister Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi, says a handout issued here on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by the Labor secretary , the PESSI commissioner and high ranking officials of labour, health, finance and other departments concerned.
The labor minister said it was on the top priority of the government to provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the labourers and the main objective of the labour department was the provision of free of cost comprehensive healthcare facilities to the workers and their family members.
He said that the social security was introducing hospital management information system costing Rs 107 million with the technical assistance of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.
The scheme would be introduced at the dispensary level in phases, he said and added that the latest treatment facilities were being provided to the workers and their families, even to those with chronic and fatal diseases.
He was informed that two mammography machines worth Rs. 6.871 million had been installed in social security hospitals of Lahore and Islamabad for detection of breast cancer patients, whereas, a new CT Scan Machine has been installed in Lahore with a cost of Rs. 69.180 million.
(Published in “TheNews” on Thursday, May 5, 2011)