Malkangiri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Biju Swasthya Kalyanan Yojana(BSKY) Smart Health Card from Malkangiri to provide better Health Care to the people of Odisha. Mentioning that this a historic step in the Health care sector of the country, Hon’ble Chief Minister said that this journey has begun from Malkangiri. He handed over the first Smart Health Card to a member of Bonda tribe, Sukri Dhangda Majhi.
Chief Minister said that every life is precious to us and everyone should be healthy. He also said that money should never be a barrier for treatment and everyone should be healthy and work for the betterment of their families. State’s progress will be realized, only if every family will progress, he added.
Chief Minister calling it a historic decision, said it is first-of-its-kind in the entire country through which 96 lakh families will be benefitted. While families can avail treatment worth ₹5 lakh per annum, women members can avail treatment up to ₹10 lakh by using the no-frill smart card, he added. People can now avail quality healthcare services in as many as 200 hospitals across the country, Hon’ble Chief Minister stated.
Chief Minister launched the service from Malkangiri, giving utmost significance to the welfare of tribal people, which is remotest place from Bhubaneswar. About 1.55 lakh families from the district will be benefited, he added. Hon’ble Chief Minister had earlier launched one rupee rice scheme from Malkangiri too.
Minister, Health and Family Welfare Sri Naba Kishore Das, Hon’ble Minister, Sports and Youth Service, Electronics and IT Sri Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble MP Sri Ramesh Majhi along with Hon’ble Ministers of State Cabinet, Hon’ble MPs and Hon’ble MLAs were present on this occasion.
Chief Minister said that as many as 11,006 nursing officer posts have been created for Health and Family Welfare Department, Odisha. Posts will be filled up in various District Headquarter Hospitals, Community Health Centres, Maternity and Child Care Centres, Medical College and Hospitals across the State, he added.
Chief Minister said that the posts will be filled up in two phases, and among them, 874 will be filled in District Headquarter Hospitals, 5400 in CHCs, 2659 in Maternity and Child Care Centres, total 8933 at district level, and 2073 in Medical College and Hospitals.
Chief Minister said that Odisha is focusing on transformation of educational infrastructure across the state. Schools are undergoing unprecedented transformation ensuring bright future for students under ‘Mo School’ campaign, he added