SESSI spend­ing 73pc of health bud­get on work­ers

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: Sindh Em­ploy­ees' So­cial Se­cu­rity In­sti­tu­tion (SESSI) is cur­rently spend­ing 73% of its to­tal bud­get in meet­ing the med­i­cal needs of around four mil­lion work­ers with its so­cial se­cu­rity scheme, said its com­mis­sioner, Muham­mad Fa­rooq Leghari here on Tues­day. Pre­sent­ing a re­port dur­ing the 141st meet­ing of the SESSI's gov­ern­ing body he said a to­tal num­ber of 29,470 in­dus­trial and com­mer­cial cen­tres were reg­is­tered with SESSI and 395,000 work­ers as­so­ci­ated with these fa­cil­i­ties are pro­vided with all med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties and other rele- vant fi­nan­cial sup­port. Ad­vi­sor to the Sindh Chief Min­is­ter and Chair­man, SESSI's gov­ern­ing body, As­ghar Ali Junejo on the oc­ca­sion said there was need to ex­pand the so­cial se­cu­rity net with op­ti­mum num­bers of bonafide­work­ers cov­ered un­der SESSI. He said the govern­ment was fully con­scious of the prob­lems faced by the work­ers and re­al­iz­ing its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards is at­tempt­ing to ap­proach all in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial, trade and busi­ness en­ti­ties, with strength of more than 10 work­ers, to get them­selves reg­is­tered with SESSI. The idea is to en­sure that these units make their con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the cause of so­cial needs of work­ers that would be sup­ple­mented by the govern­ment un­der its obli­ga­tion to­wards work­ing class, said As­ghar Ali Junejo. This, he said was cru­cial as sat­is­fied work­ers are pre­req­ui­site for eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment in any area. Other mem­bers of gov­ern­ing body who at­tended the meet­ing in­cluded Re­han Karim Meghani, Laal Buksh Kal­horo, Dr. Za­far Me­hdi, Mus­sarat Mukhtar, Riaz Gul, Akhter Bugti and oth­ers.-APP

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