Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced additional benefits under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).
In order to benefit more families, the annual income limit for treatment of cancer, heart and kidney ailments has been increased from Rs 1 lakh per annum to Rs 3 lakh per annum, said Patnaik.
To provide healthcare to people of Odisha even outside the State, it has been decided that all State and Central Government Hopsitals outside the State are deemed to be empanelled under BSKY and the treatment cost will be paid to the beneficiary bank account, he said.
Further, all premier healthcare institutions across the country, including Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, CMC Vellore, Narayana Hrudalaya, etc have also been covered under BSKY.
Now, people who are living outside the State will avail the scheme.
Nearly 1.1 crore beneficiaries have availed the benefits under the BSKY which was launched on August 15 by the Chief Minister.
It was further announced that the patients who will be referred to Odisha hospitals to outside hospitals will be provided Rs 2,000 transporting cost each.