Bhubaneswar, Aug 28: Union Minister of State for Labour Rameswar Teli made a surprise visit to the Employees State Insurance( ESI) hospital at Choudwar on Saturday.
He interacted with the patients in the wards and reviewed the status of the hospital.
Sources said Teli was returning Bhubaneswar after attending the foundation stone laying ceremony of Common User Petroleum Facility in Dhenkanal.
He discussed with the hospital authorities about the problems of the institution. Subsequently, he took stock of the various facilities for the patients.
However, during his visit, a number of ESI officials were found to be absent at their workplaces.