Dhenkanal, Nov 20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday distributed smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Dhenkanal district.
A total of 10 lakh people in the district will get smart cards under this scheme. Besides, the Chief Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation of several development projects worth Rs 880 crore.
Inaugurating various projects in Dhenkanal, the Chief Minister said that Dhenkanal is well known for its industrial growth and development in the horticultural sector.
Besides, the Chief Minister has announced that Rs 50 crore would be invested for the development of the tourism sector in Dhenkanal.
Worth mentioning, 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.
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana is aimed at transforming the health services in Odisha. The BSKY smart health card will entitle the beneficiaries’ free treatment at all government hospitals and more than 200 private hospitals of the state.
Each family can avail treatment benefits up to Rs 5 lakh per annum under the scheme and in case of women family members, the limit is Rs 10 lakh.