Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of 75th Independence day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the state under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2021 (BSKY).
The Chief Minister said the initiative will transform health service delivery system and create history in the health sector of the country.
He said the move will usher in a new era in state’s health sector.
Speaking on an emotional note, the CM said that all the people of entire Odisha are my family.
“The news of people selling land, jewellery or stop sending children to school to manage their treatment costs pains me. Therefore I decided that this type of distress must go. People should get hassle free quality treatment at best available health care facilities. So BSKY was redesigned to provide Smart Health Cards to people that will work as debit cards for a certain amount,” said the CM.
Main features of BSKY smart health card
✓ 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families will get this Smart Health Card.
✓ Odisha is the first state in the country to provide such Smart Health Cards.
✓ This card will be given to all the beneficiaries phase-wise.
✓ Beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna and Antodaya beneficiaries will get this card.
✓ Each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Women members can avail this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh.every year.
✓ The beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.
Launching of BSKY smart health card will go a long way in strengthening the health security of people of Odisha.
What is Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana ?
BSKY aims to provide universal health coverage, with special emphasis on the health protection of economically vulnerable families.
Biju Swasthya Yojana hospital list
Free health services for all (irrespective of income, status or residence) will be provided in all Odisha Government health care facilities starting from Sub center level up to District Head Quarter Hospital level.
Scheme details and list of empanelled hospitals can also be seen on the websites: health.odisha.gov.in and nrhmorissa.gov.in
List of empaneled hospitals under the BSKY: Get details
What are the benefits under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana?
A. All health services are free of cost, including free drugs, free diagnostics, free dialysis, free Cancer chemotherapy, free OT, free I.C.U, free in-patient admission etc., in all government health institutions up to District Head Quarters Hospital level, for all persons.
B. Families having BKKY card, RSBY card, BPL card, or AAY card or annual income of Rs 50,000/- in rural and Rs. 60,000/- in urban areas can avail cashless treatment at all Government Hospitals and 208 empanelled Private Hospitals.
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana toll free number
BSKY or RSBY with toll free number 155369 is available from 6 AM to 10 PM.