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Odisha government’s BSKY health card scheme is a game changer for the healthcare of the country


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By Vibhuti Routre

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Revealed: Monday, August 23, 2021, 13:08 [IST]

Bhubaneswar, 23 AugustWhen Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik introduced the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) for the primary time in 2018, it obtained reward from public well being intellectuals in addition to these within the political enviornment. Even those that have been seeing it as a scheme in entrance of the formidable Ayushman Bharat program of the central authorities, additionally they believed that this can be a nice initiative.

Vibhuti Routre

The Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme covers 60 lakh households in Odisha, whereas BSKY will profit 96 lakh households within the state i.e. about 30 per cent extra individuals. 3.5 crore individuals within the state will make the most of this program, which is a historic determine in itself. Naveen Patnaik has taken an enormous step beneath this scheme.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik additionally talked about this scheme whereas addressing the individuals of the state throughout his Independence Day handle in Bhubaneswar. He stated, within the BSKY scheme, for the primary time within the nation, chip base well being playing cards have been given to the beneficiaries. The cardboard is just not solely cashless but additionally paperless. Which simplifies the method of getting healthcare beneath the scheme. First with the Aadhar seeding of ration playing cards and now with the BSKY scheme, issues are additionally being shifted to digital within the state. Protecting in thoughts the pursuits of the individuals, learn how to work making the most of trendy expertise, the Odisha authorities has proven this, from which the entire world can study.

With this card, you’ll get profit within the state. Other than the state, additionally it is related to greater than 200 main hospital chains throughout India, offering well being advantages as much as Rs 5 lakh yearly to every household. As well as, it supplies well being advantages of Rs 10 lakh a yr for home girls.

Speaking about this sensible well being card, the Chief Minister has introduced that the playing cards will work as a debit card for a set quantity and the beneficiaries will get these advantages in a phased method. Inexpensive well being care, which is being run by the state authorities. What could possibly be higher than this for the needy, who both can not go to the hospitals due to cash or are in debt attributable to remedy.

Be it individuals of any political social gathering or administrator, everybody has praised this well being service of Naveen Patnaik-led authorities, regardless of the social gathering line. Other than BSKY, Patnaik authorities’s work throughout Corona, new medical schools, current announcement of a significant most cancers care and analysis middle, state-led inexpensive drug distribution and enchancment in SCB Medical Faculty and Hospital introduced have been accomplished. These are a few of the actions that must be adopted by the entire nation to enhance service in public well being. Particularly if we take a lesson from the corona epidemic and see the politicians sensitively, then it’s clear that there is no such thing as a higher capital than the wholesome inhabitants of the individuals.

(Vibhuti Routre is a author, political guide and co-founder of Standpoint India. [email protected] may be contacted at)

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Odisha Naveen Patnaik Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana BSKY

Story first revealed: Monday, August 23, 2021, 13:08 [IST]

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