Healthcare COVID-19 impact: ESIC further extends deadline for filing of ESI contributions for February till May 15 Updated : April 14, 2020 09:05 PM IST The government, further said the period for filing contribution for the month of February and March 2020 is May 15, 2020, with no penalty or interest. According to ESIC, as on March 31 2019, total number of insured persons (IPs) are 3.49 crore. Purchase of medicines by ESI beneficiaries from private chemists during the lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC has been permitted. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.