Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana to benefit 70 lakh families in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the start of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), a universal health scheme in Odisha, from today on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day.

The BSKY will provide annual cashless health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per beneficiary family. Around 3.5 crore people from over 70 lakh families in the state will be benefited by the scheme.

Launching the BKSY health coverage at the Capital Hospital here, the Chief Minister described it as “a historic initiative” and said it will have a great impact on state’s health scenario.

“Healthy Odisha – Happy Odisha. Let us continue our endeavour to build a prosperous and strong state,” Patnaik said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the help desk and released the logo of the scheme besides distributing cards to the beneficiaries of the BSKY at the Capital Hospital in the city.

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