Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched Smart Health Card facilities under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri district on 29 August.
This is a health insurance scheme which is proposed to attain a better health facilities and services in Odisha. Chief Minister has also disseminated smart cards to many beneficiaries during the programme.
Patnaik said, “Though this scheme an estimation of 3.5 crore people from 96 lakh families in Odisha will obtain Smart Cards. The smart health card holders can benefit a cashless and hassle free healthcare service. This scheme will be operated from 1st of September. Every family who are the beneficiaries of this facility can get the medical treatment of Rs 5 lakh per annum whereas women can get this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh every year under BSKY” .
Chief Minister claims that this scheme is being launched and operated for the first time in the country where the patients have to bear no cost but a super explicit health treatment in around 200 hospitals across the County.
CM Shri Patnaik further started by adding to his speech that this health card facility is first of its kind that has been introduced under BSKY.
The distribution of these smart health cards have been initiated from the Malkangiri district later it will be continued in other parts of the state. For this card, no other documents are required apart from the food security card.