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
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.
The tall claims of the State government about its much publicized Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) are proving hollow.
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.
Odisha lags behind neighbours like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh in bringing maximum households under health insurance scheme. BSKY impact yet to be seen.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri
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.
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]