Beneath the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, these will concentrate on offering well being companies to the economically weak part of the society
The Odisha authorities on Sunday rolled out Good Well being Playing cards for 3.5 crore folks within the state beneath the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
The BSKY, the flagship well being programme of the state, focuses primarily on offering well being companies to the economically weak part of the society. Odisha is the primary state within the nation to offer such good well being playing cards to its residents.
Saying this whereas unfurling the nationwide flag right here on the seventy fifth Independence Day, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik stated the initiative of his authorities would remodel the well being service supply system and create historical past within the well being sector of the nation.
Round 3.5 crore folks of 96 lakh households will get this Good Well being Card. This card can be given to all of the beneficiaries phasewise. “Beneficiaries of Nationwide and State Meals Safety Schemes, Annapurna and Antyodaya will get this card,” Naveen stated. Annapurna and Antyodaya are each subsidised rice schemes for the poor.
Beneath the BSKY, every household can avail free therapy as much as Rs 5 lakh every year. Within the case of girls the restrict has been prolonged to Rs 10 lakh yearly. The beneficiaries can avail well being companies in additional than 200 hospital chains of the nation, together with Odisha. “It should go a good distance in strengthening the well being safety of individuals of Odisha,” Naveen stated.
The BSKY was launched on August 15, 2018, with an goal to offer common well being protection, with particular emphasis on well being safety of economically weak households. Earlier, folks to be able to avail the advantages beneath the BSKY needed to present their BPL card, ration card or the revenue certificates (under Rs 50,000) obtained from the native tehsildar.
“Now folks want to not present all these items and waste their time in amassing certificates. They are going to simply present the well being playing cards on the hospitals and avail the well being service with none problem. It’s people-friendly,” officers maintained.
The Odisha authorities considers that its BSKY is best than the Authorities of India’s Ayushman Bharat well being scheme. Regardless of the requests made by the Centre to affix fingers with Ayushman Bharat scheme, Odisha has far declined to just accept it.
The Odisha authorities has maintained that every one premier healthcare establishments throughout the nation, together with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, CMC Vellore, Narayan Hrudayalaya, have been coated beneath the BSKY.
Equally, all authorities hospitals of the state authorities and well being centres are additionally included within the BSKY.