On August 20, 2021, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched smart cards under its ambitious Biju Swasthya Kalyan Smart Card Scheme. Under this initiative beneficiary families will be provided with up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum and women beneficiaries will be provided with up to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum for treatments through health smart cards. Odisha government launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in the year 2018 for providing health coverage to all the families belonging poor and economically weaker sections in the state. This health care scheme tends to ensure a balance between health and life of the people. About 96 lakh families will be covered under this scheme thereby covering about 3.5 crore people.
|Scheme||Biju Swasthya Kalyan Smart Card Scheme|
|Scheme Under||Odisha Government|
|Launched By||Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik|
|Launch of Smart Cards||August 20, 2021|
|Beneficiaries||Residents belonging to poor and economically weaker sections in the state|
|Benefit||Free/ cashless health care treatment through health smart card|
|Objective||To help the poor people with free/ cashless health treatments thereby ensuring their health security.|
Objectives and Benefits:
- The main objective of the scheme is to help the poor and middle-class people through free treatment of various ailments at empaneled private and government hospitals.
- This scheme provides cashless treatment to the patients through health smart cards.
- Smart card holders and their families will all be covered primarily under this scheme.
- Free services include medicinal drugs, dialysis, ICU, diagnostic, dialysis, etc.
- Beneficiary families will be provided with up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum.
- Women beneficiaries will be provided with up to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum for treatments.
- It will enable to maintain a balance of life and health of the poor people across the state.
- This scheme tends to strengthen the health care sector in the state.
- Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched health smart cards under Biju Swasthya Smart Card Scheme on August 20, 2021.
- This initiative is launched for providing easy assistance to the beneficiaries in availing the cashless medical treatment in state empaneled hospitals.
- Marking the launch CM also started the distribution of smart card to a beneficiary from the Bonda community at Malkangiri.
- In 2018, Odisha government launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for providing cashless treatment mainly to the poor and people with economically weaker sections in the state.
- Under this scheme the state government will bear the medical expenses and provide free/ cashless health treatment and medicines to the beneficiaries.
- The state government will provide up to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum for treatment and up to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum for women through the smart card.
- State government empaneled about 183 hospitals in the state and 17 hospitals outside for providing cashless treatment under this scheme.
- Eventually in the long run more hospitals will be empaneled.
- This initiative will benefit about 96 lakh families counting to 3.5 crore people in the state
- It will help the families with free medical treatment and thereby provide a cover maintaining health and life balance.