Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Odisha 2024 Apply Online Form / Beneficiary List

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) apply online form 2024 at health.odisha.gov.in, check name in hospitals / beneficiary list online at nhmodisha.gov.in, know launch date, health insurance amount, complete details here

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Odisha 2024 Apply Online Form / Beneficiary List

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Odisha government has launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2024 to provide universal health insurance coverage. In this BSKY scheme, the state govt. will lay special emphasis on the health protection of economically vulnerable families. Orrisa govt. will provide Rs. 5 lakh per family per annum as healthcare assistance for secondary and tertiary procedures of treatment. This cashless treatment will benefit 96 lakh families (3.5 crore people) at all govt. and private empaneled hospitals.

All the citizens visiting any state government health institution from district to sub center level will be provided all health service absolutely free of cost. The health insurance cover to each member is Rs. 5 lakh. An additional amount of Rs. 5 lakh would be given to the women beneficiaries. CM Naveen Patnaik had launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) on 15 August 2018.

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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana - Latest Updates

29 Dec
2023
3rd Phase of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana LaunchedOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 29th December 2023 has launched the third phase of the state's flagship health scheme - Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY)

Latest Update on Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Over 6 lakh people belonging to poor families in Odisha availed of cashless and free treatment in several private hospitals under the state government’s health scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), in 2022. As many as 6.31 lakh poor people, having either the BSKY smart card or the PDS card, were provided high-quality and free treatment in different speciality hospitals in the private sector from January 1 to December 25 this year. The state government has paid around Rs 1,389 crore to the empaneled private sector hospitals towards free treatment of the poor patients.

The patients who get treatment under BSKY were from all 30 districts of Odisha. These patients were also provided hand-holding support by the Swasthya Mitras’ engaged by the Odisha government in these hospitals. Odisha govt. had introduced Swasthya Mitra’ service to guide and assist BSKY beneficiaries at empaneled hospitals for treatment. The problems and grievances relating to the use of cards, cashless treatment and other matters were immediately attended to and resolved in a time-bound manner keeping in view the emergency requirement of the patients.

Odisha is one of the few states that have not accepted the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the Central government’s health coverage scheme for the poor. Ever since Ayushman Bharat was launched in September 2018, Odisha has not implemented it, claiming that its own scheme is superior.

Third Phase of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Launched

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently launched the third phase of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), the state’s flagship health scheme. This expansion aims to cover over 1.10 crore families, approximately 90% of the state’s population, providing health assurance. Patnaik introduced the ‘BSKY Nabin Card’ for beneficiaries, extending cashless health services to all left-out rural families for critical ailments.

The scheme, initiated five years ago, now includes all rural families except regular government employees and income taxpayers. New beneficiaries are entitled to cashless care up to Rs 5 lakh per annum, with Rs 10 lakh coverage for women in empanelled private hospitals. The BSKY has evolved into a unique model for universal health coverage, integrating public and private sectors to offer comprehensive health assurance in Odisha.

BKSY Nabin Card Launched

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2024 Details

In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 2024:-

BSKY Smart Health Card Scheme

Odisha government began the distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) to its beneficiaries. Earlier during Independence Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar, CM Naveen Patnaik had announced that smart health cards would be given to 3.5 crore people in the state under BSKY.

These smart health cards were distributed to people during a programme at Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri district on 20 August 2021. Sukri Dhangidi Majhi, a woman from the Bona tribe, was the first recipient of the smart health card from the chief minister at the event.

Best Healthcare without Expense: CM Naveen Patnaik

As many as 96 lakh households and 3.5 crore BSKY beneficiaries will get the smart health card in Odisha. In Malkangiri district alone, 1.55 lakh families will be benefited. With effect from 1 September 2021, people will be able to access healthcare facilities at government and private hospitals using these cards. Odisha is the first state in the country to provide such a facility in the health sector. The cards will be given to beneficiaries phase-wise. CM mentioned that “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.”

BSKY Smart Healthcare Scheme to Minimize Pressure on Families

CM mentioned, “Health is wealth. If anyone in the family falls sick, we get worried about the expenses that we will have to bear at hospitals towards treatment. For this, people sometimes have to sell their property or opt for a loan. Some may even stop the education of their children midway to collect funds for treatment. This smart health card will help minimize additional pressure on households to bear treatment costs at hospitals, so that people can spend their savings on the education of their children and other household work.

Smart Health Cards Benefits – Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

According to the Odisha government, under BSKY Smart Health Card Scheme, a person can simply go to a hospital with their card and avail all the required treatments without any hassle. The beneficiaries of BSKY can avail treatment at all govt. hospitals and 806 private empaneled hospitals. The smart cards will help them to avail the facilities, the chief minister said. Family members can avail of benefits up to Rs 5 lakh per annum under the scheme. However, for women members of the family, the limit is Rs 10 lakh.

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Guidelines

Odisha government has decided to provide new Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards to all 96 lakh families under the national and the State food security schemes. Odisha govt. BSKY Smart health card to all NFSA/ SFSA beneficiaries. Till the BSKY card is distributed, the family can use their NFSA/ SFSA cards to avail benefits, w.e.f., 01.09.2021.

The government will kick off the new Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in a phased manner. It will be launched in Malkangiri, Sundargarh, Gajapati, Bolangir and Mayurbhanj districts in the first phase after the announcement of the same on 15 August, and subsequently cover all districts by November 2021, the State Health & Family Welfare Department said in a letter.

From August 15, the scheme will be expanded to cover more beneficiaries and more hospitals. There will be changes in eligibility criteria and reputed private hospitals in the major cities outside the State will be empaneled under BSKY and brought to the online BSKY platform.

The detailed guidelines document of BSKY can be downloaded in PDF format from this link.

Check the Revised Eligibility Criteria for BSKY

How to avail the BSKY Benefits

Components of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

To achieve its objective of providing health protection to economically weaker sections, the BSKY has two components:-

Eligibility Criteria for BSKY Scheme in Odisha

Here is the complete eligibility criteria for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Odisha:-

Benefits under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

A) All health services are free of cost, including free drugs, free diagnostics, free dialysis, free Cancer chemotherapy, free OT, free I.C.U, free in-patient admission etc., in all government health institutions up to District Head Quarters Hospital level, for all persons.

B) Families having BKKY card, RSBY card, BPL card, or AAY card or annual income of Rs 50,000/- in rural and Rs. 60,000/- in urban areas can avail cashless treatment at all Government Hospitals and 208 empaneled Private Hospitals.

In which Hospitals can BSKY Beneficiaries Get Free Treatment

1) Under universal health coverage free health care to all in Public Health Care Institutions from Sub-center to District Head Quarters Hospitals.

2) BKKY, RSBY, BPL, AAY card holders and low income certificate holders can avail additional facility of cashless treatment beyond District Headquarters Hospital level, at all public health care facilities and 208 empaneled private health care institutions.

Further, scheme details and list of empaneled hospitals can also be seen on the websites: health.odisha.gov.in and http://nhmodisha.gov.in/

List of All BSKY Empaneled Hospitals

The complete list of empaneled hospitals includes all the government hospitals in the state and more than 800 private hospitals including about 156 in other states. Below is the complete list of BSKY empaneled hospitals.

BSKY Empaneled hospitals in Odisha

BSKY hospitals in other states

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Apply Online Process

All enrolled families covered under BKKY Stream I & II, RSBY, BPL and Anatodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) are auto-enrolled under this scheme. Those families who have low income but do not have any of these cards can get benefit under BSKY by obtaining income certificate for annual income below Rs. 50,000/- in rural areas and below Rs. 60,000/- in urban areas.

List of Documents Required for BSKY Scheme Registration

For getting Rs. 5 lakh health coverage per annum per family and Rs. 10 lakh health coverage per annum for women members of the family, the existing Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (Stream I & II) or Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana or BPL or AAY cards have to be produced at the empaneled hospital.

For low income families who do not have these cards, valid income certificate (annual income below Rs. 50,000/- in rural areas and below Rs. 60,000/- in urban areas) is to be produced at the empaneled hospital, for availing cashless treatment.

Swasthya Mitras to facilitate BSKY Scheme Beneficiaries At Point of Service

To extend the outreach of BSKY, the state govt. has initiated measures for enrollment of more hospitals under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). The State Health Society is holding negotiations with various hospitals. The patients are finding it difficult to access the benefits of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in private hospitals. So the Swasthya Mitras are deployed at help desk in each empaneled hospital to facilitate the beneficiaries.

Swasthya Mitra Service is going to provide assistance to BSKY beneficiaries during their visits to the empanelled hospitals for treatment. This decision is taken at the meeting of State Health Assurance Society. Now each empaneled private hospitals would possess one help desk where Swasthya Mitras will guide and assist BSKY card holders who comes to avail medical facilities.

Need for Deployment of Swasthya Mitras in Odisha

Approx. 96 lakh families of Odisha have been covered under BSKY Scheme who are entitled to get free medical treatment in both private and govt. hospitals. The state govt. has enrolled around 208 private hospitals in Odisha and around 20 super specialty hospitals outside the state. In addition to this, govt. has also decided to enroll more hospitals outside Odisha to provide better healthcare facilities under BSKY to Odia people living in other states.

Previously, the state govt. was taking several steps for empanelment of all state and central govt. hospitals outside Odisha under BSKY for free treatment of Odia people. Health dept. will properly implement proposed Swasthya Mitra Scheme to provide quality service to BSKY beneficiaries with a provision of 3rd party audit.

Odisha govt. has included over 44 lakh beneficiaries of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) into Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY). This move was taken after the validity of RSBY Scheme launched by the central govt. expires earlier. All the beneficiaries have been advise to exchange their old RSBY cards with the new BSKY ones.

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Launch – Background

The state govt. had launched 3 new schemes Universal Health Coverage Scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana & Drop Back Assistance on 15 August 2018. The important features and highlights of this Health Insurance Scheme are as follows:-

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Launch

All beneficiaries currently enrolled under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY), as well as other low-income families, are covered under the BSKY.

Official Notification for Odisha BSKY Scheme

All the 3 initiatives were launched by the State govt. from 15 August 2018. Out of the total 3.5 crore beneficiaries, there are total number of 1.5 crore women beneficiaries. The official notification for Odisha BSKY Scheme is shown below:-

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Health Insurance Scheme

This health protection cover will be given in all public health facilities and more than 800 empaneled private hospitals.

Odisha BSKY Scheme Packages

A total of 4036 packages have been finalized under BSKY. Package rates have been rationalised keeping current cost of treatment in view. Most rates are above CGHS package rates. This aims at better acceptance of beneficiaries by the empanelled hospitals & attract more numbers of hospitals for empanelment under BSKY.

Claim Settlement Process of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Claim settlement under RSBY & BKKY is undertaken through Insurance Companies. Under OSTF claim settlement is currently processed in manual mode and it is proposed to undertake online settlement of claims under OSTF in the near future.

Odisha New Guidelines for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

The modified guidelines for BSKY scheme are hereby stated as follows:-

Besides all the govt. hospitals within the state, BSKY will initially cover around 208 private hospitals. Package rates have also been revised upwards to attract more hospitals to be covered under the scheme.

Odisha BSKY Scheme Helpline Number

Any person can raise any query or complaint regarding Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana or RSBY with toll free number 155369 available from 6 AM to 10 PM.

For complete details on Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, click the link – https://bsky.odisha.gov.in/application/storage/app/uploads/642680b3ad4ca1680244915.pdf

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Earlier Updates

Here are the latest updates about Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (decisions taken by CM Naveen Patnaik led govt.):-

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Now in All Govt. Medical Colleges

Odisha govt. has announced extension of free health services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Now healthcare services under BSKY scheme would remain available in all Government Medical College Hospitals. All the patients whether from above poverty line (APL) or below poverty line (BPL) category would be able to avail health services and blood bank facility free of cost. Earlier under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Odisha, the free treatment facilities for all were available from sub-centres at village level up to the district headquarters hospital level.

The state govt. of Odisha had launched BSKY scheme on 15 August 2018 which had received an overwhelming response with around 2.25 crore instance of free healthcare taken by the people. Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, govt. provides cashless healthcare facility to all the people and even there is no requirement of any income, residence or any document. By taking this decision to include all govt. medical colleges in BSKY Scheme, govt. creates another milestone towards achieving the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for the people.

Under BSKY Scheme, govt. will provide free services which would cover all procedures in all government health facilities. This includes in-patient beds, surgeries, operation theatre (OT) facility, ICU facility without any charge. To successfully implement this decision of inclusion of govt. medical colleges, the state govt. has also made an additional provision in state budget.

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Assistance for Women Raised to Rs. 10 Lakh

Odisha Govt. has raised Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) assistance for women to Rs. 10 lakh (previously Rs. 7 lakh) for secondary and tertiary treatment procedures. BSKY Scheme of Odisha is going to benefit around 3.5 crore people out of which 1.5 crore are women beneficiaries. This universal health insurance scheme is a cashless treatment scheme for all beneficiaries at all govt. and private empanelled hospitals.

The limit of treatment cost is Rs. 5 lakh for each citizen but for women beneficiaries, an additional amount of Rs. 5 lakh would be given. Previously, annual income limit for cancer, heart, and kidney was raised to Rs. 3 lakh from Rs. 1 lakh. All the people can check the complete details and new guidelines for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana to avail cashless treatment.

Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana List of Beneficiaries

Here is the new Odisha Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) List of beneficiaries:-

Patients belonging to either APL or BPL category can also avail free blood bank facility free of cost. Under BSKY Scheme, Odisha govt. is going to provide free services which would cover all procedures in all government health facilities. This includes in-patient beds, surgeries, operation theatre (OT) facility, ICU facility without any charge. BSKY also promises free services in government hospitals up to district-level and Drop Back Assistance for pregnant women and infants.

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