CM announces Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced health insurance scheme -Biju Swasthya Kalyan Bima Yojana- a universal health coverage.

A total 3.5 crore people from 70 lakh families will be covered under the programme. Under the scheme Rs 5 lakh will be provided each to 70 lakh families.

“One of our commitments is Universal Health Coverage. Today in this regard I am happy to announce that each and everyone visiting any Government health institution from district to sub-centres level will be provided all health services free of cost,” announced Patnaik.

Further under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana secondary and tertiary cashless health care assistance will be provided up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum, the CM said.

“About 3.5 crore people of the State covering more than 70 lakh families will be benefitted by the landmark initiative,” said Patnaik.

Drop Back Assistance of Rs 500 will be provided to all pregnant women and infant who visit public health facilities.

All the three schemes will be implemented by the State Government from August 15 this year.


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