Odisha CM to launch smart health card during Malkangiri Visit

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will launch smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) during his visit to Malkangiri on Friday.

Total 1,55, 823 smart health cards will be distributed in Malkangiri district. Around 3.5 crore people in the state will get smart health cards, each family will be covered by health insurance of Rs 5 lakh and woman of Rs 10 lakh per annum under the scheme.

Reportedly, 381 centres have been opened in the district to distribute the cards among the beneficiaries. The centres will remain open from August 21 to 25.

Odisha is the first state in the country to have provided such facility in the health sector.

It may be noted that during the National Flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day here, the chief minister had announced the launch of the smart health card. The state government will provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore beneficiaries under BSKY, he said.

Beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna and Antodaya beneficiaries will get smart health cards. The beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.


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