Ganjam: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the distribution programme of smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Ganjam district on Sunday.
According to sources, around 16.76 lakh families would avail the benefits under the BSKY smart health card scheme in Ganjam district.
In the programme, the Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of various developmental projects in the district. On the occasion, Naveen announced new projects and inaugurated the completed ones, all estimated at Rs 2,140 crore for Ganjam district.
The smart health cards were launched in August 20 from Malkangiri district. Total 96 lakh families and 3.5 crore people will be benefitted by BSKY smarth health card scheme, the CM said.
Worth mentioning, the BSKY smart health card will entitle the beneficiaries to free treatment at all government hospitals and more than 200 private hospitals of the state.
Each family can avail treatment benefits up to Rs 5 lakh per annum under the scheme and in case of women family members, the limit is Rs 10 lakh.
Earlier, CM Patnaik have distributed the BSKY Health Cards in different districts of the State. He distributed the BSKY health cards virtually in Sonepur, Boudh and then in Rayagada and Kandhamal. On November 2, he visited Kuchinda in Sambalpur district and distributed the Smart Health Cards to the beneficiaries.
Likewise, he distributed the health cards to the people of Kalahandi district during his visit to Bhawanipatna on November 8.
The people of Keonjhar district also received the health card from Patnaik through virtual mode on November 18 and on November 20 he gave away the BSKY cards to the people of both Angul and Dhenkanal districts.
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