Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects in Mayurbhanj district on Friday.
During an event on the occasion, the Chief Minister inaugurated the program by awarding the smart health card to some beneficiaries of the district. Around 21.4 lakh people of the district can avail the benefits of the smart health card.
In addition to distributing the Health Cards, Patnaik also inaugurated various projects worth around Rs 2481 crores.
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.