Sonepur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually inaugurated the distribution programme of smart health card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Sonepur and Boudh district today.
Reportedly, nearly 1.5 lakh people of the district will be benefited. Chief minister also dedicated different projects worth Rs 300 crores for the people of Sonepur.
It is to be noted that Patnaik have already distributed the BSKY Health Cards in different districts of the State earlier this month. Earlier, he distributed the BSKY health cards 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.
Earlier 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. Odisha is the first state in the country to have provided such facilities in the health sector.
Beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna, and Antodaya beneficiaries will get this card. The beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.