Mayurbhanj: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit to Mayurbhanj district today to launch the distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Health Card. He will travel by helicopter and is slated to arrive at the temporary helipad in Baripada’s Chhau Padia at 11 am.
Reportedly, he will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of various developmental projects worth Rs 2,400 crore in the district during his visit. The projects include 405 projects worth Rs 2,152 crore and 134 projects worth Rs 332 crore.
The Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Health Cards will be distributed 26 blocks and four municipalities in the district.
The entire program will be held in the presence of limited guests following strict Covid protocols. The RTPCR test has been made mandatory for all the people who will attend the meeting including beneficiaries, media representatives, police and the officials of district administration.
Three Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), five Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), eight Inspectors, 65 Sub-Inspectors, 17 Platoon Police Forces and 132 Homeguards have been deployed under the supervision of Eastern IG Himanshu Kumar Lal and Mayurbhanj SP Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari to ensure all kind security during the distribution ceremony.
It has been scheduled that by the month of November all the beneficiaries of all districts will be given the smart health cards in phases.
Earlier on October 4 the chief minister distributed the health cards in Deogarh in a virtual mode, on September 22 in Titlagarh. He also laid the foundation stone for development of Harishankar Temple at Patnagarh. Prior to that, the smart health card had been launched in Malkangiri on August 20 and Sundergarh on September 14.
On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, the Chief Minister had announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the State under BSKY.