Odisha to launch new health assurance scheme

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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana will offer 70 lakh people health assistance of ₹ 5 lakh

Odisha will launch a new healthcare scheme ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana,’ which will provide health assistance to 70 lakh families. The scheme will be launched on August 15, 2018.

Announcing the scheme, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha said, “Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, 70 lakh people will be given health assistance of 5 lakh. Five people of a family will get the benefit under the scheme.”

The chief minister’s office in a press release stated, “It is not a health insurance scheme but an health assurance scheme and the entire cost will be borne by the state government.”

Benefits of the scheme will be availed in all government hospitals, right from sub-centres to district hospitals. Apart from it a financial assistance for pregnant woman, newborns and ill children can avail the scheme.