Bhubaneswar: As a sugnificant step towards “Healthy Odisha Happy Odisha” envisioned by Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik through Biju Swasthya KalayanYojana (BSKY), 103 super specialty and tertiary care hospitals outside the State have been empanelled under the programme by end of November 2022.
This was known from a review meeting held under the Chairmanship Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Brundha D. in the conference hall of Odisha State Health Assurance Society (SHAS) recently.
Reviewing the progress made in extension of cashless treatment to Odia people in private hospitals (hosptl) beyond Odisha, Dr Brundha directed to ensure timely payment of claims raised by the private sector hospitals. The Nodal Officers were asked to look into the claims on daily basis for their earliest payment within the scheduled timeline.
Review showed that the empanelled hospitals outside the State included Christian Medical College, Tamilnadu; Sri Shankara cancer foundation, Bengaluru; Tata medical centre, Kolkata; Homi Bhaba ( HB) cancer hospital, Vizag and Sangur in Punjab; Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah cancer Institute ( BBCI), Guwahati; H.B. cancer hospital, Varanasi; Mahanana Pandit Madan Moham Malaviya cancer centre, Varanasi; Advanced centre for treatment, research and education in cancer, Mumbai; and Tata Memorial, Mumbai.
Twenty four Fortis group of hospitals at Chennai, Delhi, Deheradun, Vashi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Amritsar, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Noida, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Delhi, Punjab, and Kokalata, along with 07 super specialty heart hospitals in Narayana Hrudayalaya group at Bengaluru, Mumbai, Raipur, Kolkata, and Jamsedpur were also empanelled under BSKY.
Thirteen hospitals in OSTF group were empanelled. Out of those 07 hospitals were in Vishakhpatnam, 03were in Raipur, and 03 were in Surat.
Other empanelled super specialty hospitals in Visakhpatnam included A.N. hosptl, Queens NRI Hosptl, Sagar Durga Hosptl, Vijetha Hosptl, MB Muti- specialty hosptl, KIMS ICON hospital, GJ hosptl and trauma centre, Giggles and OMNI Women and Children hosptl, GITAM institute of Medical science, OMNI hosptl, Ayushman hosptl, and Medicover hosptl.
The empanelled hosptls from Raipur included Indus hospital, Life worth super specialty hoptl, SMC heart institute, Medishine Health care, Kanha Children’s hosptl, Sanjeevani cancer hosptl,, OM hosptl, Shree Narayan Hosptl, Sagar multi-specialty hosptl, Vardaanhosptl, JMJ Morning Star hosptl, Mittal institute of medical science, Petals new-born and children hosptl, Suyash institute of medical science, Agrawal hosptl, Goodwill’s medical science, Shri Krishna hosptl, Raipur institute of medical science, Sri Ananta Sai hosptl, Balgopal children hosptl, and Kalda burn & plastic surgery centre.
KD Nupur Hosptl, and Nilakanhtha hosptl, in Surat; Great Eastern Medical School & hosptl, Medicover hosptl, and KIMS SAI Seshadri Hopstl in Sirkakulam; HCG EKO cancer centre, Kolkata; Velammala medical college Madurai, Tamilnadu; Medicover cancer hosptl, Hyderabad; Shri Balaji Metro hosptl, Chhatisgarh; Apex super specialty hosptl, Raigarh; and, Venkatarama hosptl at Dwarakanagar and Vizianagaram; Tirumala Medicover hosptl, Vizianagaram were also brought under BSKY fold.
Available data showed, around 4500 Odia people received cashless critical care in these hosptls during the month of November, 2022 towards which State Government paid 11.26 cr to the hosptls. From January to November of 2022, around 28,000 patients received cashless treatment in outside hosptls towards which State Govt paid around Rs.39 cr.
The feedback from the patients showed that around 98% of them were directly helped by Swasthya Mitras engaged by State Govt; and, satisfaction level of the people was more than 97 percent. Additional Secretary-cum-Additional CEO Sri Subhananda Mohapatra along with senior officers of SHAS participated in the discussions.