Tag: Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Odisha health care
Odisha’s Health Care System: A Reality Check On How Untrained Doctors Are Failing To Save Lives!

Odisha is No1 in the country when it comes to death due to attendance by untrained doctors. This hard fact has come as a big embarrassment for the State government, especially when it is betting big on the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

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  • Sunday, 24 April 2022
BSKY Smart Card Failure At Hospitals: Odisha Govt Agrees With Findings
BSKY Smart Card Failure At Hospitals: Odisha Govt Agrees With Findings

The smart cards issued to people under the Odisha government's flagship programme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) has failed to benefit the needy at various hospitals in the State. 

  • Monday, 28 March 2022
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. 

  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
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.

  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
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.

  • Friday, 26 November 2021
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

  • Friday, 20 August 2021
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.

  • Saturday, 07 August 2021
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) […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
I-Day 2018: CM Naveen rolls out Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today rolled out the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) during the State-level Independence Day celebration at Gandhi Marg here today. “The health scheme will benefit as many as 70 lakh families,” said Patnaik. Highlighting the achievements of his government, Patnaik stated that the state government is carrying out infrastructure development […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021