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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: Smart health card for Odisha’s poor

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  • August 21, 2021
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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: Smart health card for Odisha’s poor

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Space; Sci and Tech

In news Odisha Chief Minister launched the distribution of a smart health card.

  • The scheme is known as Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
  • The card will help poor families receive treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum.
  • About 3.5 crore poor people will benefit from the State-funded health debit card system.
  • Under the Yojana, women members of the family can receive treatment up to Rs. 10 lakh in a year.
  • People can also avail themselves of quality healthcare service in about 200 hospital chains in the country, including those in the State.

News source: TH

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