Naveen Distributes BSKY Smart Cards In Deogarh District; 2.7 Lakh To Get Health Benefits

Deogarh: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday distributed smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) among the beneficiaries in the district through virtual mode.

Deogarh is the sixth district in the state after Puri, Malkangiri, Sundargarh, Balangir and Gajapati where the smart health cards have been provided to the people. Around 2.70 lakh people in Deogarh are expected to benefit from the BSKY cards.

The smart cards have already been provided to over 10 lakh people while 10,567 of them have availed the services worth over Rs 20 crore in private hospitals, according to a release from chief minister’s office.

The chief minister also inaugurated projects worth Rs 136 crore and laid stone of other projects. The total cost of the projects is estimated to be around Rs 700 crore. The projects for which Naveen laid the stone included a drinking water project in Deogarh town and a 300-bed hospital with a budget of Rs 115 crore in the district.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said around 3.5 crore people of 96 families in the state will benefit from BSKY smart cards. The government aims at extending health facility to the total population free of cost, he added.

Ministers Naba Das and Dibya Shankar Mishra and legislator Subash Panigrahy also spoke on the occasion.

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