Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects for Keonjhar district through virtual mode on Thursday.
Around 4.20 lakh people of the district can avail the benefits of the smart health card. With this, the BSKY health cards have been distributed in 13 districts of the State.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the smart health card program under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) has paved the way for the entire country in the field of health care. During the program, the Chief Minister inaugurated various projects worth Rs 1,433 crore for Keonjhar district.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has been focusing on drinking water with the goal of making Keonjhar a prosperous district. He announced that all villages, towns, and families in Kendujhar would be provided with piped water by December 2022.
A Mega Poultry Project would be launched by the state government at a cost of Rs 36 crore to increase the income of the tribal brothers and sisters said the Chief Minister while adding that it would benefit 30,000 tribal brothers and sisters.
Earlier on the occasion of 75th Independence Day, the Chief Minister had announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the State under BSKY.
The Smart Health Card will be provided to 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families. 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.
Odisha is the first state in the country to have provided such facilities in the health sector. 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. The beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.