CM Naveen Patnaik faced sharp protest from Opposition parties during his visit to Ganjam, his own constituency district, on Sunday (Dec 12). Patnaik had visited Ganjam for launching of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart card distribution in the district.
Several BJP workers were thrashed allegedly by the BJD workers for waving black flags at Ministers Niranjan Pujari and Sushant Singh during their visit to Sonepur for distribution of BSKY.
Odisha lags behind neighbours like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh in bringing maximum households under health insurance scheme. BSKY impact yet to be seen.
These visuals from Bolangir have recently gone viral on social media. Here, a man can be seen carrying his adult daughter on shoulders for treatment on Monday morning (Nov 22).
During the much-watched BJD political show in Kalahandi, CM Naveen Patnaik raised his eyebrows more than half a dozen times. He wrung his hands and downed head during Minister Mishra's public speech
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: The Centre has accepted the request of the Odisha government and allowed 183 private hospitals empanelled under the Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) as vaccination sites for inoculation of elderly persons starting March 1. Informing about the development, Additional Chief Secretary (health) Pradipta Mohapatra has directed the district Collectors, Chief District Medical and Public […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: In the battle over ‘Naveen Care’ versus ‘Modi Care’, Odisha seems to have emerged the ultimate loser in the vital realm of health insurance in the country. The State has seemingly become a fringe player in the health assurance sector as its share in the gross direct premium paid under various health insurance schemes […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when decks are being cleared for the proposed merger of Central government’s Ayushman Bharat (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) scheme and State government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), the plan seems to have now hit fresh hurdles after Odisha set a few conditions for the merger. Odisha Health and Family Welfare […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: As the countdown to the budget 2019-20 has started ticking, the State Finance Department seems to have gone into a huddle to meet the gigantic fund requirement to the tune of Rs 85,000 to Rs 90,000 crore for a string of schemes announced by the State Government during the pre-election year. For the game-changer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rayagada: Barely a week after the ambitious health insurance scheme of Odisha government- Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) was rolled out, concerns have now been raised over its implementation, the enrolment process and inclusion of beneficiaries in the scheme. The State government had held that BSKY is a superior scheme with more beneficiaries as compared […]
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 […]