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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launched 3rd phase of BSKY Health Scheme

Published on January 01, 2024
Current Context: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the third phase of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) health scheme on December 30, 2023.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launched 3rd phase of BSKY Health Scheme
  • This marks a significant expansion of the state's flagship healthcare program, aimed at providing cashless medical treatment to a wider section of the population.
  • Key features of the third phase of BSKY:
    • Coverage: The scheme will now cover nearly 90% of the state's population, including all rural families except regular government employees and income tax payees. This translates to over 1.10 crore families.
    • Benefits: Beneficiaries will be entitled to cashless care worth Rs 5 lakh per annum for critical illnesses in empanelled private hospitals both inside and outside Odisha. The coverage amount for women is higher, at Rs 10 lakh.
    • BSKY Nabin Card: New beneficiaries will receive a 'BSKY Nabin Card' which will serve as their identity card for availing treatment under the scheme.

Question:

Q.1 Who launched the third phase of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) health scheme?
a. Naveen Patnaik
b. Narendra Modi
c. Mamata Banerjee
d. Uddhav Thackeray

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