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Tag: Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

BSKY Health Card; Not So 'Smart’ 
BSKY Health Card; Not So 'Smart’ 

The tall claims of the State government about its much publicized Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) are proving hollow. 

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana BSKY – Bold Initiative By Odisha Govt But Susceptible To Hit Road Blocks
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana – A Bold Initiative But Susceptible To Hit Roadblocks

Chief Minister touring various Districts for distribution of the Smart Cards for the BSKY immediately after the last Assembly session ( which he did not attend) was adjourned much before the schedule makes many wonder if it’s intended to garner political dividends in the impending Elections to the ULBs and PRIs.

CM Naveen Patnaik Distributing BSKY health cards to beneficiaries
Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Up Health Insurance Cover In Odisha By 0.2% In Last 5-Yrs: NFHS-5

Odisha lags behind neighbours like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh in bringing maximum households under health insurance scheme. BSKY impact yet to be seen.

CM Naveen gives Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Card to a Tribal Woman
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Rolls Out BSKY Smart Card In Malkangiri

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri

Odisha To Launch New Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Smart Health Card, Revises Guidelines
Odisha To Launch New Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Smart Health Card, Revises Guidelines

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.

COVID19 Vaccination: Odisha Govt Warns Corona Warriors Take Shot Or Else Lose free Treatment, Ex-gratia Money  
Odisha Asks Centre To Allow Covid-19 Vaccination At BSKY Empanelled Pvt Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: With vaccination holding key in the fight against coronavirus, the Odisha government on Friday requested the Centre to allow private hospitals empanelled under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) as COVID-19 vaccination sites. The move assumes significance as the Odisha government has already started the process of preparing a database of senior citizens, people […]

BJP Slams Odisha Govt's 'Double Standards' On Ayushman Bharat Yojana

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government never seemed in favour of implementing Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana claiming that its own healthcare coverage scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) is better; but BJP claimed that that the State government has adopted double standards by receiving assistance under the central scheme. Union Health Minister Harshvardhan today informed Lok Sabha that […]

Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
Odisha CM Launches Palliative Care In All District Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district headquarter hospitals and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela Government Hospital. “Palliative Care Programme will play a significant role in realisation […]

Healthy Odisha-Happy Odisha? 300 Nursing Homes Withdraw From BSKY

Bhubaneswar: At the launch of universal health coverage scheme- Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Odisha on I-Day last year, CM Naveen Patnaik had stated, “Healthy Odisha – Happy Odisha. Let us continue our endeavour to build a prosperous and strong state.” Contrary to the claims of Odisha government, around 300 nursing homes in the […]

Private Medical Body Threatens Mass Shutdown Of Hospitals In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the State government is aiming to fix its own shoddy healthcare through Mo Sarkar initiative, the private medical institutions in the State, some of which have been facing flak over alleged irregularities in healthcare services, have put forth a slew of demands before the government and issued a warning for […]

Op-Ed: Democracy Needs Constructive Opposition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It is the job of Opposition to criticize but criticism must be constructive and aimed at enhancing the quality of governance. Blind opposition is the biggest threat to democracy. Unfortunately in Odisha certain sections of the Opposition have begun to show this tendency. They find nothing right with the Naveen Patnaik […]

Op-Ed: Political Considerations Come In The Way of Odisha Adopting Ayushman Bharat

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Bhartiya Janata Party MPs from the state have made a fervent plea for state government adopting and implementing the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. There is no denying the importance of the scheme for the people but residents of the state are being deprived of its benefits because Odisha government has pitted its […]

Op-Ed: Is Naveen Government Finding KALIA Hard To Handle?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) campaign for the recent Lok Sabha and state assembly elections revolved around the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of its government. Hailed by economists and planning experts it was supposed to be the panacea for the all problems being faced by the […]

Number Of BPL People Has Come Down In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The number of people below the poverty line (BPL) has come down in Odisha, state Planning and Convergence Minister Padmanabh Behera told the Assembly on Thursday. Replying to a question of BJP member Mohan Majhi, the minister said 2,21,60,000 people in the state were identified as below poverty line in 2004-2005 but that number […]

Odisha Govt Hikes BSKY Assistance For Women To Rs 10 Lakh

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the Odisha Government has increased the healthcare assistance for women under the state’s own health scheme – Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. An announcement in this regard was made by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal during the first Session of the 16th Odisha […]

Covid Surge: AIIMS Bhubaneswar To Shut Down OPD From April 25
AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide free treatment to patients under BSKY

Bhubaneswar: The AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to patients under the Odisha government’s health care system, state Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said here Tuesday. The AIIMS, Bhubaneswar signed an MoU with the Health and Family welfare department of Odisha government. As per the agreement, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under […]

Odisha brings in new grant-in-aid term in lieu of PMJAY

Bhubaneswar: In response to Ayushman Bharat CEO, Indu Bhushan’s missive over implementation of PMJAY in the State, Odisha Chief Secretary in a letter outlined some broad contours for the seamless integration of PMJAY and BKSY in Odisha. Though both PMJAY and BKSY have two identical packages of providing free  Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC), covering […]

Govt says patient's allegations over BSKY assistance wrong, cashless facilities provided

Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare (H & FW) department of Odisha government has refuted allegations levelled by Lakshman Kumbhar, a heart patient from Bhela village of Nuapada district, who said that his photo was used by the government in hoardings, banners and newspapers ads as a beneficiary of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) but […]

Patient in BSKY advert claims to have never received assistance from Odisha govt

Nuapada: While the State government is busy putting up banners and hoardings of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) claiming to provide free healthcare coverage to all, some beneficiaries have claimed that they have not received even a penny under the scheme. One glaring example is Lakshman Kumbhar, a heart patient from Bhela village of Nuapada […]

Locals allege irregularities in Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Berhampur

Berhampur: Alleging gross irregularities in the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, the state government’s flagship health insurance scheme, some local residents of Berhampur have claimed that they have been given Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) cards in place of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) cards and their health cover have been reduced to Rs 70,000 from […]

BSKY better than Ayushman Bharat: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State government over deteriorating standards of healthcare services in the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the universal healthcare coverage scheme of the Centre. Patnaik stated aliments and accidents never occur only to those who are below poverty line (BPL) […]

1 crore cases in 2 months? Pradhan questions Odisha’s tall claims on BSKY

Bhubaneswar: Challenging Odisha government’s claim of treating over one crore cases under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in just 60 days of implementing the scheme, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today criticised the State government for being intolerant towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing is as the sole reason for non-implementation […]

BJP trains gun at State govt over BSKY coverage claims

Bhubaneswar: A day after the State government claimed that more than one crore patients have availed the benefits of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) since August 15, 2018, the Opposition BJP today slammed the ruling-BJD alleging that the government has presented misleading figures to hoodwink people. Citing the Economic Survey Report of 2016-17, the […]

Odisha modifies guidelines of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana; all govt hospitals covered

Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism, Odisha government on Saturday made massive changes in guidelines of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) with the annual income limit for treatment of cancer, heart and kidney diseases increased from Rs 1 lakh per annum to Rs 3 lakh per annum. Besides, all premier hospitals including Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, CMC […]

No Centre share in Bijucare, clarifies Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Centre and Odisha over their respective universal healthcare coverage schemes, Odisha Health Department clarified that there will be no contribution from the central government towards State government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). Earlier in the day, Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Finance Department, Tuhin Kant Pandey in a […]