Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects for Sonepur district through virtual mode on Thursday.
Nearly 1.5 lakh people of Sonepur district can avail the benefits of the smart health card. The Chief Minister dedicated different projects worth ₹300 crores for the people of Sonepur.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lauded the weaver community of the district and said that Sonepur is rich in art and culture. He said that the State Government is taking steps towards the development of infrastructure and drinking water facilities.
He further informed that a new District Headquarters Hospital is being established for the development of the health sector in the district.
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.