The Odisha government has decided to provide new Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards to all 92.5 lakhs families under the national and the State food security schemes.
The government will kick off the new initiative in a phased manner. It will be launched in Malkangiri, Sundargarh, Gajapati, Bolangir and Mayurbhanj districts in the first phase after the announcement of the same on August 15, and subsequently cover all districts by November 2021, the State Health & Family Welfare Department said in a letter.
From August 15, the scheme will be expanded to cover more beneficiaries and more hospitals. There will be changes in eligibility criteria and reputed private hospitals in the major cities outside the State will be empanelled under BSKY and brought to the online BSKY platform.
Check the revised eligibility criteria:
BSKY Smart health card to all NFSA/ SFSA beneficiaries
Till the BSKY card is distributed, the family can use their NFSA/ SFSA cards to avail benefits, w.e.f., 01.09.2021
As per the H&FW department, an additional 20,80,328 lakh families will be covered and issued the BSKY card.
How to Avail the Benefits:
Government health facilities: As per the existing system. No document is required for cashless healthcare service.
Empanelled private hospitals: Beneficiary has to produce BSKY Smart Health Card OR NFSA card OR SFSA card for availing cashless care upto an annual financial limit, w.e.f., 01.09.2021.