Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched Bal Hriday Yojana (BHY) on 9 April 2024. In this scheme, the state govt. will provide free treatment to children suffering from medical condition of hole in heart or ventricular septal defect. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the newly launched BHY Scheme.
बाल हृदय योजना in Bihar Budget 2023-24
Finance Minister presented Bihar Budget 2023-24 on 28 February 2023. FM said “बाल हृदय योजना राज्य में हृदय में छेद के साथ जन्मे बच्चों के इलाज के लिए बाल हृदय योजना (नन्हें दिलों की मुस्कान) लागू है। इसके तहत 562 बच्चों के हृदय का शल्य चिकित्सा द्वारा सफल निःशुल्क ईलाज अहमदाबाद से कराया गया है”।
Bihar Bal Hriday Yojana (BHY) – Complete Details
The state govt. of Bihar has started Bal Hriday Yojana for free medical assistance to children. At the launch event last year, CM flagged off a bus carrying 21 children with this condition, along with their guardians to the Patna airport to be flown to Ahmedabad (Gujarat) for specialized treatment. These children would be given additional specialized medical treatment at the Ahmedabad-based hospital run by the Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation with which the state government has an agreement so that free medical treatment and care could be given to these children.
The BHY launch function was held outside the Samvad at the CM Secretariat in the presence of education minister, health minister, CM’s principal secretary, health department principal secretary, and other senior officials.
Inception of Bihar Bal Hriday Yojana
CM said other states have also entered a similar agreement with the Ahmedabad hospital for specialized medical treatment. He also said the BHY was discussed and conceived in the year 2021 and then was linked with the government’s Saat Nishchay Part 2 programmes, which also got the cabinet clearance after the formation of the new government following the assembly election.
After its launch, CM said, additional medical treatment is provided to the children afflicted with heart-related ailments. Earlier, the diagnosis of the 21 children suffering from a hole in their hearts was done at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC) and Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) here. Afterwards, the doctors from PMSRF hospital at Ahmedabad arrived and also examined them. CM said that the government will bear the entire travel expenditure of the 21 children and their guardians, besides the money spent on their treatment, as BHY provides free additional medical and health care to the children afflicted with heart-related ailments.
He added that the government would see that a similar arrangement is put in place at Patna in the future. Besides, when the 21 children return after treatment, health minister and the health department officials will present the details. About the mysterious disease that has surfaced in Nawada, the CM said that a team of doctors and experts has been sent there to do an investigation into all possible aspects of the mysterious disease.