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Odisha Chief Minister launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana at Titlagarh

Bhubaneswar, Sept 23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at Titlagarh in Balangir on Wednesday.

The scheme is aimed at transforming the delivery system of health services in Odisha.

Patnaik also distributed smart cards to the beneficiaries in Tiltagarh during the programme. He also laid the foundation stone and dedicated key development projects.

Worth mentioning, the Odisha government had announced the expansion of its flagship health insurance scheme – Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.

As per the system, no document is required for cashless healthcare services in government facilities. However, the beneficiaries will have to produce the food security card (until they get the smart card) at the empanelled private hospitals for availing cashless care up to the annual financial limit.

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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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