Round 3.5 crore individuals of the state’s whole 4.5 crore inhabitants will quickly get Smart Health Cards beneath the scheme.
Asserting this on the state degree celebration of seventy fifth Independence Day right here, Naveen mentioned the initiative will remodel well being service supply system and create historical past within the well being sector of the nation. He mentioned the transfer will usher in a brand new period in state’s well being sector.
“All of the individuals of whole Odisha are my household. The information of individuals promoting land, jewelry or cease sending kids to high school to handle their therapy prices pains me. Subsequently, I made a decision that such a misery should go. Individuals ought to get trouble free high quality therapy at finest obtainable well being care amenities. So Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana was redesigned to offer Good Well being Playing cards to individuals that may work as debit playing cards for a specific amount,” Naveen mentioned.
Odisha has not applied Centre’s flagship scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) and has as a substitute launched its personal scheme BSKY three years in the past on August 15, 2018.
Authorities sources mentioned the playing cards might be given to all of the beneficiaries in phased method from September 1. The eligibility standards have been revised to incorporate all beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna and Antodaya Anna Yojana beneficiaries for inclusion within the scheme.
Thus far beneficiaries of Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana, under poverty line (BPL) and Antyodaya card holders and people with earnings under Rs 2 lakh have been included beneath the BSKY have been a part of the scheme.
Whereas every household can avail therapy value as much as Rs 5 lakh every year, girls members can avail this profit as much as Rs 10 lakh yearly. The beneficiaries can avail well being providers in additional than 200 hospital chains in and outdoors Odisha.
The federal government has empanelled 183 hospitals throughout the state and 17 hospitals outdoors. The federal government would empanel extra hospitals of nationwide reputation outdoors the state to offer cashless care to BSKY card holders.