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Odisha CM announces “Universal Health Coverage Scheme”

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The State Government will launch “Biju Swasthya Yojana” on August 15, to provide free healthcare to 70 lakh families, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

“One of our major commitments is universal health coverage. Each and everyone visiting any government health institution from district to sub-center level will be provided all health services free of cost,” added the Chief Minister and called the scheme “landmark”.

Under “Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana”, secondary and tertiary cashless healthcare assistance of Rs 5 lakh per family per annum will be provided at all government-run hospitals and the entire cost would be borne by the State Government, added the Chief Minister.

A drop back or transport assistance of Rs 500 will also be provided to all pregnant women or infants visiting public health facilities under this scheme.

 

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