On 12th of June 2018, a meeting was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha in which the Chief Minister of the state, Naveen Patnaik announced to start up with a new scheme. The new scheme so announced by him was named as the “Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana” 2018. this scheme is going to be started to serve various health care facilities to the overall state.
As we all know that our country has a highly dense population due to which there is a high ratio of poverty in our country. Still now days also there are a huge number of people who belong to the Below Poverty Line (BPL). These people have too little earnings that they are unable to meet up with their medical needs. The medical expenses are also sky-high in the present date. So to provide better health facilities to all such kinds of people this scheme is released.
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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana
A state or nation can only develop freely when the health structure is strong. But if proper health facilities and medical cure are not provided to the state or nation then they state will not develop fully. So the state government of Odisha has decided to implement this scheme known as Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2018. By the implementation of this new project, the main objective of the state government is to provide medical services in such a way so that there is an improvement of the health and well being of people. This scheme is a replacement scheme for Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Odisha Government didn’t sign MOU with the Indian Government of this scheme, and they separately start their own health scheme.
|Scheme Name||Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana|
|Health Coverage||upto 5 Lakh|
|Scheme Category||Health Insurance Scheme|
Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan scheme is also considered as a health insurance scheme for all the localities of Odisha state. This scheme will provide betterment of overall health care facilities in the state. CM of the state has said that the official inauguration and official launch of this scheme will be held on the 15th of August 2018. after the official launch, the facilities of this scheme will be served in the state.
Key Features of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana
|The Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana is completely developed and funded by the state government of Odisha and is applicable only for the local residents of the Odisha state only.|
|Along with the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, the state government has also decided to implement on 2 other health-related schemes which are Universal Health Coverage and Drop Back Assistance.|
|Under Odisha’s health insurance scheme each family living in poverty will get monetary assistance of Rs. 5 lakh per annum. This will help them in getting proper good treatment and will offer health insurance for all the families.|
|The money so offered under this health insurance scheme can be utilized by the family members for attaining any secondary or tertiary treatment.|
|It is figured out that around 70 lakh families will be covered under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. It will reach out to as many as 3.5 crore people of Odisha state.|
|The benefit of this scheme can be taken in both government and private health care institutes.|
Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Apply Online
- Visit the official website of Odisha Health Department i.e. health.odisha.gov.in.
- Check pout the Option Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2018-19 and click on it.
- after the click, a new page for apply online is open in front of you.
- On this page, you need to do registration for Odisha Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
- after fill, all the details in this form, submit it.
Whereas the 2 other health-related schemes as Universal Health Coverage will take care of the transport cost of the patient to any of the sub-central state-run hospitals. All the traveling fee will be waived by the state government. In Drop Back Assistance the ailing babies and the pregnant ladies will get a cashback of Rs. 500 which can be used by them to get back home by taking any of the automobiles.