The Odisha Government has decided to introduce ‘Swasthya Mitra’ service to guide and assist Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) beneficiaries at empanelled private hospitals for treatment.
Under the new programme, empanelled hospitals will have a help desk where ‘Swasthya Mitras’ will help BSKY card holders in availing free treatment. A third-party assessment of the service will be held, on the basis of which further steps would be taken for improvement of the scheme.
All health services are free of cost, including free drugs, free diagnostics, free dialysis, free Cancer chemotherapy, free OT, free ICU, free in-patient admission etc., in all government health
institutions up to District Head Quarters Hospital level, for all persons.
Families having Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana card, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana card, BPL card and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) card or annual income of Rs 50,000/- in rural and Rs 60,000/- in urban areas can avail cashless treatment at all Government Hospitals and
208 empanelled Private Hospitals.
For getting Rs. 5 lakh health coverage per annum per family and Rs. 7 lakh health coverage per annum for women members of the family, the existing Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (Stream I & II) or Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana or BPL or AAY cards have to be produced at the empanelled hospital. For low income families who do not have these cards, valid income certificate (annual income below Rs. 50,000/- in rural areas and below Rs. 60,000/- in urban areas) is to be produced at the empanelled hospital, for availing cashless treatment.
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