Odisha CM Launches Smart Health Cards Distribution
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Malkangiri district.
On the occasion, Patnaik said, “For me, every life is precious. I wish everyone to be healthy. Money should never be a barrier for treatment. Everyone should remain healthy and work for the betterment of their families.”
“Today, the BSKY is being launched in a new way, which will come into effect on September 1,” he announced. “About 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families will get benefit from the move.
In this type of no frills system, a person will simply go to a hospital with the card and avail all the treatments without any hassle,” Patnaik added.
Claiming Odisha is the first state in the country to provide such cards, the Chief Minister said that the beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country.