Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced health assurance scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana to provide up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum.
“Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, secondary and tertiary cashless health care assistance will be provided up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum,” said the Chief Minister.
He said the scheme will cover more than 70 lakh families benefiting over 3.5 crore people across Odisha.
The entire cost of the scheme will be borne by the state government.
The Chief Minister also announced that drop back assistance of Rs 500 will be provided to all pregnant women and infant who visit public health facilities.
He also said that each and everyone visiting any government health institution from district to sub-centre level will be provided all health services free of cost.
All the three initiatives will be implemented by the state government from August 15 this year.