Odisha CM launches Smart Health Card, First of its kind in the country

Bhubaneswar, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today launches distribution of Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Malkangiri district of Odisha , an initiative that can change the face of healthcare services to people in Odisha.

It’s a first of its kind service in the entire country. Malkangiri is the remotest place from State capital Bhubaneswar. Naveen Patnaik earlier had started his most effective one rupee rice scheme from Malkangiri too.

This shows the kind significance the CM gives to Malkangiri and it’s tribal people. Sukri Dhangda Majhi from Bonda community was the first recipient of the Smart Health Card. With this card, People can avail quality healthcare services in as many as 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.

About 3.5 crore people from 96 lakh families will be benefited . From Malkangiri alone , 1.55 lakh families will be benefited. While families can avail treatment costs upto Rs 5 lakh per annum, for women members of the family, it is up to Rs 10 lakh.

In this type of no frills system, a person will simply go to a hospital only with the card and avail all the treatments without any hassle. It’s a historic, paradigm shift in the system of healthcare services in india, where a patient will get the best healthcare without any expense .