Bhubaneswar:27/11/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects for Koraput district through virtual mode on Saturday.
Nearly 12 lakh people of the district can avail the benefits of the smart health card. The Chief Minister dedicated different projects worth ₹1000 crores for the people of the district.
He also unveiled a statue of Harischandra Baxipatra, former Koraput MLA and Ex-Minister of Odisha.
Stating that Koraput Coffee has hit the market as a new brand, the Chief Minister said that Odisha aims at undertaking coffee farming on 5000 hectares of land in the next five years in Koraput
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 of treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Women members can avail of 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 of health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.