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AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under the state government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Bhubaneswar:18/6/19: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government to provide free treatment to patients under the government’s health care system.

The MoU was signed between the AIIMS Bhubaneswar and the Health and Family Welfare department of Odisha government in the presence of Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, department secretary Pramod Meherda and AIIMS Director Dr Geetanjali Batmanabane.

As per the agreement, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under the state government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).

“Launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on August 15, 2018, 196 private hospitals have been empanelled to provide free treatment under BSKY and today AIIMS Bhubaneswar has been added to this,” the Health Minister said.

Das also held discussion with the officials of private hospitals about providing free treatment to patients under the state government’s ambitious health programme.

Notably, the BSKY provides annual health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family and 7 lakh per women members of the family.

About Ashok Palit

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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