The Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) is an autonomous body under the administrative control of Labour & Human Resource Department under the Punjab Government Rules of Business, 1974 established through the Provincial Employees Social Security Ordinance, 1965. Provision of health facilities to the workers and their dependents is covered under the Provincial Social Security Laws. The Provincial Employees Social Security Ordinance, 1965 requires the employers to contribute 6% of the wages of their employees (having wages upto Rs. 18,000/-) to the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution.
The detail of Benefits provided by Punjab Social Security is as under:
The Medical Facilities include comprehensive medical treatment in the Social Security Hospitals and the facilities not available in Social Security Hospitals are arranged through other hospitals at the cost of Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) wherever those be available. In case, the required facilities are not available within the country, the same are managed abroad to cater to the health requirements of the Secured Persons.