Bargarh:13/11/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects in Bargarh district on Saturday.
During an event on the occasion at Bijepur, the Chief Minister inaugurated the program by awarding the smart health card to some beneficiaries of the district. Around 3.64 lakh people of the district can avail the benefits of the smart health card.
He also laid foundation stones of various projects worth Rs 300 crore in the district and inaugurated 71 reconstructed schools. Similarly, various projects worth Rs 2,500 crore are underway in the district.
Addressing the people, the Chief Minister said that Bargarh is the sacred land of Goddess Lakshmi and rice pot of Odisha. Praising the weavers of Bargarh, the Chief Minister said that the weavers of Bargarh, like farmers, had given the world a gift of Sambalpuri sarees. He saluted the skills of the farmers and weavers of Bargarh.
Earlier on the occasion of 75th Independence Day, the Chief Minister had announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the State under BSKY.
The Smart Health Card will be provided to 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families. Each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Women members can avail this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh every year.
Odisha is the first state in the country to have provided such facilities in the health sector. This card will be given to all the beneficiaries phase-wise.
Beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna, and Antodaya beneficiaries will get this card. The beneficiaries can avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.