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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) was organised at Sanskruti Bhawan

Bhubaneswar:22/9/18: A workshop to create awareness about Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) was organised at Sanskruti Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. The event was organised by the Health and Family Welfare department in association with the culture department.

The Odisha government has rolled out the mega health scheme in the state from August 15 this year. The workshop was inaugurated by National Health Mission director Shalini Pandit.

Beneficiaries of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) can avail annual health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family in all government medical colleges and hospitals and 8,500 in state-run health facilities besides 208 impaneled-private hospitals, stated Pandit in the workshop.

She also added that women members of the beneficiary families will avail health coverage of up to Rs 7 lakh annually, which is highest in the country.

Beneficiaries of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) have been included under BSKY. Families having an annual income of less than Rs 60,000 in urban areas and Rs 50,000 in rural areas are entitled to the health scheme.

Subananda Mohapatra, the joint secretary of health and family welfare department also briefed about the flagship health scheme on the occasion.

He said people irrespective of their economic condition can avail health services free of cost in all public health facilities up to district headquarters hospital level under the mega health scheme.

Members of block cultural committee and district cultural committee of ten districts–Ganjam, Khurda, Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Koraput, Cuttack and Bolangir–participated in the workshop.

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