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AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to provide free treatment to patients under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

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It has signed a MoU with the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government

The AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to patients under the Odisha government’s healthcare system, State Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said. It signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government.

As per the MoU agreement, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under the state government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), Das said.

The Health Minister also held a meeting with the management of private hospitals and discussed about the BSKY. Das urged the management to be sensitive while catering to the needs of economically-backward patients.

So far the state government has signed agreement with 196 private hospitals both in the state and outside to ensure that poor patients from Odisha get health service under the BSKY.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on August 15, 2018 had launched the Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana scheme that covers around 70 lakh families in the State.

The provisions of the BSKY provides annual health coverage of ₹5 lakh per family and ₹7 lakh per women member of the family.

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