CM Naveen Patnaik to distribute BSKY Smart Health cards virtually in Kendrapara and Jajpur

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will launch the distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards in Kendrapara and Jajpur via video conferencing. All the preparations have been made in both districts for the launching ceremony.

Reportedly, the BSKY launching ceremony will be held at the Municipality Hall in Kendrapara. In the first phase, 3,08,117 beneficiaries of the district will be distributed with health cards.

It is to be noted that two more districts were also added to the list of districts under BSKY Smart Health Card scheme including Nayagarh and Jagatsinghpur. CM Naveen also inaugurated the distribution ceremony on a virtual mode.

As many as 7.70 lakh people in Nayagarh district and about 9 lakh people in Jagatsinghpur will get the BSKY smart health cards. With this, people from 24 districts of the state came under the scheme.

Addressing the people in both the districts, the Chief Minister said that the smart health card could bring about a change in the healthcare system in the state. He opined that this would really empower the poor.

The Chief Minister also launched various projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in Nayagarh district. He emphasized the need to focus on drinking water across the state and said that a mega piped water project with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore would be implemented in Nayagarh so that 8 lakh people in the district would have access to safe drinking water.

Similarly, in Jagatsinghpur, the Chief Minister inaugurated various projects worth Rs 800 crore for the district. He emphasized the need to provide safe drinking water to all families in Jagatsinghpur and Paradip. The Odisha CM also announced that a mega piped water project would be implemented in rural areas of the district.

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