Bhubaneswar, Jan 9: While the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) has been a saviour for lakhs of people, a daily wager Banambar Das got a new lease of life after a critical surgery free of cost.
The super specialty care of a private hospital has healed up his intestinal ulcer with an expensive surgery, which was reimbursed from the BSKY account, made available by the Orissa government as a mission of 'Health for All'.
Banambar Das, a resident of Gordajhari village under Nachuni Gram Panchayat in Odisha’s Khurda district was groaning in pain as he had a bad ulcer in his intestine. The disease had made him absolutely immovable and bed-ridden as the pain went worst gradually. Following this, his livelihood hampered whereas his family members were put in trouble. Meanwhile, they took the advice of doctors regarding the BSKY health assistance. Accordingly, he was admitted to Nanda Hospital at Nachuni for the expensive surgery, and ultimately that was succeeded by the team of doctors of the hospital. A few days later, Banambar was discharged from the bed as his health condition improved rapidly.
Now, well and healthy Banambar has been back to his work. His family members have got their bread-maker back home after a free treatment.
Banambar says, “The government gave me a new lease of life with the Biju health card.”
“We are indebted to the Odisha government, especially CM Naveen Patnaik, for providing a health card under the BSKY Scheme," he added.