BSKY Nabin Card: How to apply at

Bhubaneswar: In a significant move to enhance healthcare accessibility for rural families in Odisha, the state government has announced the expansion of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). As part of this expansion, eligible families are invited to apply for the newly introduced BSKY Nabin cards, allowing them to avail themselves of cashless treatment for critical illnesses at government and empanelled private hospitals both within and outside the state.

The application process for the BSKY Nabin cards is set to commence on January 6 and will be open until January 16, providing a ten-day window for eligible families to enroll. To streamline the application process, the Health department has established an online registration portal at Families interested in availing the benefits of this health scheme can submit their applications through this portal during the specified period.

Health department Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Shalini Pandit, conveyed this information through a letter addressed to all district Collectors in Odisha. In her letter, Pandit emphasized the importance of creating awareness among rural families regarding the expansion of the BSKY and the introduction of the BSKY Nabin cards.

The state government’s decision to broaden the scope of BSKY aims to extend health benefits to all rural families, with the exception of government employees, government pension holders, and income tax payers. The inclusion of new beneficiaries under the BSKY Nabin scheme underscores the commitment to ensuring that a wider population has access to quality healthcare without the financial burden associated with critical illnesses.

The BSKY Nabin cards will serve as a gateway for eligible families to receive cashless treatment at all government and empanelled private hospitals, not only within Odisha but also outside the state. This initiative aligns with the government’s overarching goal of promoting well-being and ensuring that health services are readily available to all, particularly in rural areas.

District Collectors have been entrusted with the responsibility of disseminating information about the BSKY Nabin cards and the expanded health scheme to rural communities. Creating awareness will be crucial in encouraging eligible families to take advantage of this opportunity, fostering a healthier and more resilient population in Odisha.

As the registration portal opens on January 6 and concludes on January 16, it is imperative for eligible families to seize this opportunity and apply for the BSKY Nabin cards. This initiative represents a significant step forward in the state’s commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of its citizens, particularly those residing in rural areas.