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Odisha Chief Minister launched the ambitious Universal Healthcare scheme ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yajona’

Bhubaneswar:15/8/18; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the ambitious Universal Healthcare scheme ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yajona’ on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.

The CM launched the ambitious scheme from Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. He also inaugurated a help desk at the Capital Hospital and unveiled the logo of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana on the occasion.


Patnaik also distributed cards to the beneficiaries of the health scheme on the occasion.

The main objective of the health scheme is to build a healthy and happy Odisha and ensure development of farmers and their families, the CM said.

Healthcare assistance upto Rs 5 lakh will be provided to families under the scheme annually. Apart from that, families will be able to receive Rs 7 lakh medical coverage. Over 1 crore 2 lakh families will be provided financial and healthcare assistance under this scheme.


Families whose annual income is less than Rs 50,000 in rural areas are eligible for the scheme. Similarly, the family whose annual income is Rs 60,000 will be eligible to avail benefits under the scheme. The beneficiaries will have to furnish documents relating to their income to avail the scheme. Over 70 lakh families will be benefited from the scheme in the state.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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