Jharsuguda: 15/11/21Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced the allotment of homestead land to 2000 families affected by Hirakud during the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Health Card distribution programme at Jharsuguda today. The programme was held via video conferencing with the CM Patnaik.
Reportedly, he inaugurated the distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Health Welfare Scheme in the Jharsuguda district today. About 1.15 lakh people in the district will get the benefits under this scheme. As many as 12 districts of the state, including Jharsuguda, participated in the program.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated various projects worth Rs 297 crore in Jharsuguda. Several projects worth Rs 144 crore have been inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for many projects worth Rs 153 crore.
While inaugurating two water treatment plants for Jharsuguda and Brajrajnagar, the Chief Minister said that it would allow people in these two towns to get better drinking water.
The Chief Minister also said that a drinking water project worth Rs 618 crore is being implemented to provide safe drinking water to all the villages and towns in Jharsuguda district and added that by June 2022, piped water would be provided to 1.22 lakh families in the district.
The Chief Minister has further informed that the construction of a 100-bed cardiac hospital in Jharsuguda is nearing completion which will provide better treatment to people. Rs 102 crore has been spent on this.
Earlier CM Patnaik had visited Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj to distribute the same. Prior to that on October 4 he distributed the health cards in Deogarh in a virtual mode, on September 22 in Titlagarh. He also laid the foundation stone for the development of Harishankar Temple at Patnagarh. The smart health card was launched in Malkangiri on August 20 and Sundergarh on September 14.
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 BSKY smart health card will entitle the beneficiaries’ free treatment at all Government hospitals of the state and more than 200 private hospitals of the state and outside.
Each family can avail of treatment benefits up to Rs 5 lakh per annum under the scheme and in the case of women family members, the limit is Rs 10 lakh.