Bhubaneswar: As a significant step towards ‘Healthy Odisha Happy Odisha’ envisioned by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through Biju Swasthya Kalayan Yojana (BSKY), 103 super specialty and tertiary care hospitals outside the State have been empanelled under the programme by the end of November 2022.
The matter came to light during a review meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Brundha D. in the conference hall of Odisha State Health Assurance Society (SHAS) recently, said an official press release.
Reviewing the progress made in extension of cashless treatment to Odia people in private hospitals beyond Odisha, Dr Brundha directed to ensure timely payment of claims raised by the private sector hospitals.
The Nodal Officers were asked to look into the claims on daily basis for their earliest payment within the scheduled timeline.
Review showed that the empanelled hospitals outside the State included Christian Medical College, Tamilnadu; Sri Shankara cancer foundation, Bengaluru; Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata; Homi Bhaba (HB) Cancer Hospital, Vizag and Sangur in Punjab; Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati; H B Cancer Hospital, Varanasi; Mahanana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre, Varanasi; Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai; and Tata Memorial, Mumbai.
Twenty four Fortis Group of Hospitals at Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Vashi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Amritsar, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Noida, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Delhi, Punjab, and Kokalata, along with 07 super specialty heart hospitals in Narayana Hrudayalaya group at Bengaluru, Mumbai, Raipur, Kolkata, and Jamsedpur were also empanelled under BSKY.
Thirteen hospitals in OSTF group were empanelled. Out of those 07 hospitals were in Vishakhpatnam, 03 were in Raipur, and 03 were in Surat.
Other empanelled super specialty hospitals in Visakhpatnam included A.N. Hospital, Queens NRI Hospital, Sagar Durga Hospital, Vijetha Hospital, MB Multi-Specialty Hospital, KIMS ICON Hospital, GJ Hospital and Trauma Centre, Giggles and OMNI Women and Children Hospital, GITAM Institute of Medical science, OMNI Hospital, Ayushman Hospital, and Medicover Hospital.
The empanelled hospitals from Raipur included Indus Hospital, Life Worth Super Specialty Hospital, SMC Heart Institute, Medishine Health Care, Kanha Children’s Hospital, Sanjeevani Cancer Hospital, OM Hospital, Shree Narayan Hospital, Sagar Multi-Specialty Hospital, Vardaan Hospital, JMJ Morning Star Hospital, Mittal Institute of Medical Science, Petals Newborn and Children Hospital, Suyash Institute of Medical Science, Agrawal Hospital, Goodwill’s Medical Science, Shri Krishna Hospital, Raipur Institute of Medical Science, Sri Ananta Sai Hospital, Balgopal Children Hospital, and Kalda Burn & Plastic Surgery Centre.
KD Nupur Hospital, and Nilakanhtha Hospital in Surat; Great Eastern Medical School & Hospital, Medicover Hospital, and KIMS SAI Seshadri Hospital in Sirkakulam; HCG EKO Cancer Centre, Kolkata; Velammala Medical College Madurai, Tamilnadu; Medicover Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad; Shri Balaji Metro Hospital, Chhatisgarh; Apex Super Specialty Hospital, Raigarh; and Venkatarama Hospital at Dwarakanagar and Vizianagaram; Tirumala Medicover Hospital, Vizianagaram were also brought under BSKY fold.
Available data showed, around 4,500 Odia people received cashless critical care in these hospitals during the month of November, 2022 towards which State Government paid ₹11.26 cr to the hospitals. From January to November of 2022, around 28,000 patients received cashless treatment in outside hospitals towards which State Government paid around ₹39 cr.
The feedback from the patients showed that around 98% of them were directly helped by Swasthya Mitras engaged by State Government and satisfaction level of the people was more than 97 percent.
Additional Secretary-cum-Additional CEO Subhananda Mohapatra along with senior officers of SHAS participated in the discussions.