New Delhi: 29/11/19:Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), universal health coverage scheme of Odisha Government, received the SKOCH Order of Merit, under Swasthya Bharat category.
Dr Pramod Ku Meherda, Secretary Health & Family Welfare Department and Shalini Pandit, CEO, State Health Assurance Agency, received the award at the Skoch awards function held in New Delhi today.
Notably, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana is a scheme of the Government of Odisha, which aims to provide universal health coverage, s.with special emphasis on the health protection of economically vulnerable families
To achieve its objectives, the BSKY has two components:
(a) Free health services for all (irrespective of income, status or residence) in all State Government health care facilities starting from Sub center level up to District Head Quarter Hospital level.
(b) Additional facility of free healthcare beyond District Headquarters hospital level, for over 70 lakh economically vulnerable families in the State, who are provided Annual Health coverage of Rs.5 lakh per family and Rs 7 lakh for the women members of the family.