Odisha Govt. is going to launch Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in the state. Under this Health Insurance Scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 5 lakh per family per annum as healthcare assistance for secondary and tertiary procedures of treatment. This cashless treatment will benefit 70 lakh families (3.5 crore people) at all govt. and private empanelled hospitals.
The state govt. has also launched Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Scheme. All the citizens visiting any government Health Institution from District to Sub-Center level will be provided all Health Service absolutely free of cost.
This Health Insurance Scheme will be launched by the Odisha govt. on 15 August 2018.
Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2018 – Health Insurance Scheme
The state govt. has launched 3 new schemes Universal Health Coverage Scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana & Drop Back Assistance. The important features and highlights of this Health Insurance Scheme are as follows:-
- Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – Under this Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Scheme, every citizen who make visit to any Government Health Institution from District to Sub-Center level will get all health services free to cost. This includes waiver of all Users Fees at public health facilities upto District Headquarter Hospitals. Govt. will provide Free Healthcare Services at all Public Health Facilities.
- Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana – Govt. will provide Rs. 5 lakh per family per annum for all Secondary and Tertiary Cashless Health Care Assistance. This scheme will benefit 3.5 crore people (70 lakh families) at any govt. and private empanelled hospitals.
- Drop Back Assistance – Under this Drop-back for Pregnant Women & Sick Infants, govt. will provide Rs. 500 to all pregnant women and infant who visit all Public Health Facilities. This drop-back assistance will help citizens to take transport back home after delivery / treatment in hospitals.
All the 3 initiatives will be implemented by the State govt. from 15 August 2018. The official notification is shown below:-