Rourkela: On a positive note, as many as one thousand economically backward people have been treated in Rourkela of Sundergarh district in Odisha under the BSKY Scheme.
The beneficiaries under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card health scheme have been provided a lot of relief.
According to reports, in Rourkela more than a thousand patients have been treated at a private hospitals since the last few days after the distribution of BSKY smart cards.
A celebration was held at the hospital to mark the event.
The beneficiaries thanked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for providing them with the free health card.
The Chief Minister’s plan has provided free medical care to those who did not have access to health care facilities.
Of the 143 private hospitals in the state, this private hospital is the first to provide medical care to 1,000 BSKY cardholders and to give them free health care.
It is noteworthy that, on September 14 Biju Janata Dal supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Sundergarh district to the beneficiaries.
CM Naveen Patnaik distributed smart health cards to 4.36 lakh people, including 68,575 in the Steel City. in the Sundergarh and also dedicated various development projects in the district.
CM Patnaik also inaugurated and laid foundation stone of various development projects worth Rs 550 crore in Rourkela. He also attended a special function at the auditorium of Rourkela Super Specialty Hospital. Among others, Health Minister Naba Das and MLAs Sarada Prasad Nayak and Subrat Tarai were present.
During Independence Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar, CM Naveen had announced that smart health cards would be given to 3.5 crore people in the state under BSKY.
The Smart Health Card will be provided to 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families. Each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Women members can avail this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh every year.
With effect from September 1, people will be able to access healthcare facilities at government and private hospitals using these cards. Odisha is the first state in the country to have provided such facility in the health sector. This card will be given to all the beneficiaries phase-wise.
According to the state government, under this scheme, a person can simply go to a hospital with their card and avail all the required treatments without any hassle. The beneficiaries of BSKY can avail treatment at over 200 hospitals across the country. The smart cards will help them to avail the facilities.
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