‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Rath’ flagged off to counter BJP’s Jan Jagaran Yatra

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to counter BJP’s Jan Jagaran Yatra to promote Ayushman Yojana, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged up ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Rath’ to spread awareness about State government’s own flagship health insurance scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

As many as 30 vehicles specially designed on the theme of BSKY will move around the State and educate people about the benefit of the scheme. 30 lakh people have already got the benefit from the scheme of Stat government which is much better than Ayushman Bharat, said Health minister Pratap Jena after the Biju Swasthya rath was flagged off.

The BJP on Wednesday announced to launch a State-wide campaign to create awareness among people about the benefits of the scheme.

The party will launch a signature campaign from September 30 to October 7 to create awareness about Ayushman Bharat scheme and build pressure on the State Government to implement the scheme as it is more beneficial than Biju Swasthya Kalayan Yojana,” said State BJP president Basant Panda. Dubbing the ruling BJD as anti-poor, Panda said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is more concerned about his post than people’s interest.

People suffering from critical ailments like cancer and needing treatment outside the State will not benefit from Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). Besides, Odia people living in other States will be deprived of availing the benefits of the Central scheme. Coming down heavily on the State Government for failing to improve the healthcare system.

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